Published On: Mon, Aug 8th, 2016

D-company was trying to trigger communal clashes by killing Hindu leaders, reveals NIA : India Today

D-company was trying to trigger communal violence by killing Hindu-leaders and throwing alcohol bottles at churches in India, reveals chargesheet filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the murder case of two BJP leaders in Bharuch in Gujarat in 2015. Investigation also revealed that international terror module was trying to lure their recruits by offering handsome money and jobs in foreign countries.

NIA investigation shows that a new terror outfit was being planned by D-company and the conspiracy was hatched in Karachi and South Africa. They had asked its recruits in India to throw petrol bombs and indulge in arson in churches. The entire motive to kill Hindu leaders and attack churches was to create communal tension. The central agency mentioned in the chargesheet against ten accused which was accessed by Aaj Tak.

Former BJP president of Bharuch and senior RSS member Shirish Bangali and general secretary of Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha Pragnesh Mistry were shot dead in the district by two unidentified gunmen on November 2, 2015.


NIA Chargesheet mentions that the conspiracy was to kill Hindu leaders allegedly involved in the 2002 Gujarat riots and who were perceived to be anti-Muslim. The accused youths were lured with money and promise of foreign jobs and some of them were asked to kill Hindus in the name of Islam while others were asked to extort money using the name of ‘D gang’.

The D-Company, through Javed Chikna planned to target Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal leaders who were active in the Gujarat riots of 2002 and who are generally vocal and perceived to be anti-Muslims.

“As part of the plan, Javed Chikna (based in Pakistan) and another senior member of D-Company (based in South Africa) Zahid Miyan alias Jao contacted several of their men including Chikna’s brother Abid Patel and Yunus (also called Manjrao) and asked them to prepare a list of such leaders,” NIA mentioned.

A total of 12 accused were arrested in connection with the case and were booked under relevant sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, IPC, Arms Act the Gujarat Police Act.

The accused are: Abid Patel (brother of Dawood’s close aide Javed Patel alias Chikna who is based in Pakistan), Saiyed Imran, Zuheb Ansari, Inayat Patel, Mohmad Yunus, Haider Ali, Nissarbhai Sheikh, Mohsin Khan Pathan, Mohmed Altaf Shaikh and Abdul Salim Ghanchi.

Mail Today had earlier reported that ISI has started using the D-Company’s men across the country to set up terror modules. ISI is once again seeking the help of underworld to strike violence in the country.


Funds are being transferred from abroad and local men are picked up by the underworld to target prominent people and places, which eventually can trigger communal violence across the nation.

A senior officer said, men of the D-gang have an easy access to local logistics. They have reportedly made a hit list of political leaders and prominent people.

The underworld, according to security agencies, is also trying to trigger communal clashes by using the Babri and Godhra slogans.

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