Jihadi Pinaki Bhattacharya poses serious threat to India’s national security

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Inter-Service Intelligence, Al Qaeda, India, Hindus, Bangladesh Nationalist Party, BNP, ISI, Pinaki Bhattacharya, Indian Embassy, Bangladesh

Jihadi Pinaki, known in social media platforms and YouTube as Pinaki Bhattacharya – an asset of Pakistani spy agency Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) has been continuing to use his hundreds of thousands of “fans” and “followers” as well as connections in Al Qaeda-connected Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) in spreading despicable venom targeting India and Hindus while he also has been attempting to lay siege at Indian missions in the European countries.

On May 5, 2024, Jihadi Pinaki in a Facebook post propagating to lay siege at Indian Embassy in Berlin, Germany wrote, “On May 21 lay siege in front of Indian Embassy in Berlin. Bangladeshi patriots staying in Germany join this drive in a large number”.

Responding to Jihadi Pinaki’s call, earlier, several members of BNP and Jamaat laid siege at Indian High Commission in London. It is learnt, Jihadi Pinaki is plotting similar notoriety targeting Indian missions in other European countries.

Meanwhile, sitting in France, Jihadi Pinaki is making frantic bids in intensifying “India Out” and “Boycott Indian Products” campaign Bangladesh, where he even is using minor children in chanting anti-India slogans.

Through Facebook post, Jihadi Pinaki alias Pinaki Bhattacharya calls people to lay siege at Indian Embassy in Germany on May 21, 2024 thus posing security threat to Indian diplomats and members of the mission in Berlin.

Jihadi Pinaki also is encouraging members of Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Jamaat-e-Islami in circulating video of social media platforms with anti-India rhetoric.

In one of the many Facebook posts of Jihadi Pinaki it is seen that a burqa-clad radical Muslim female in pasting poster calling upon people to boycott Indian and Israeli products. In the post Jihadi Pinaki wrote, “Dear little sister of mine, this way through small steps we shall reach our destination”.

In the rural Bangladeshi, Pakistani ISI is sponsoring anti-India propaganda by distributing t-shirts as well as sponsoring sports events. Through Jihadi Pinaki, Pakistani ISI also is using minor children in their anti-India conspiracy.

On May 11, 2024, in a post Jihadi Pinaki cheered their success in forcing a section of super stores in Bangladesh in declaring of selling “authentic Pakistani” products, although previously signboard in the same store said it was selling authentic Indian and Bangladeshi garments.

Meanwhile, in a Facebook post published on March 22, 2024, Jihadi Pinaki, sharing his photograph has openly admitted his affiliations with Jamaat-e-Islami. In the post Jihadi Pinaki wrote, “The night before leaving the country [Bangladesh]. I left the country on January 5, 2019. The next morning, I had to shave my beard and set off aimlessly. Five years have passed. To leave my country and cross the border safely, the former and current members of [Islami] Chhatra Shibir [student front of Jamaat-e-Islami] extended their dullest help, although CPB [Communist Party of Bangladesh] once taught me to treat as enemies. I will cherish this rest of my life who risked their lives to save me. They are my brothers. I am telling those who ask how did I flee the country – an those [Chhatra Shibir] members got me safely to Bangkok”.

How did Jihadi Pinaki fled from Bangladesh?

According to number of credible sources, several activists of Al Qaeda-connected Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and Jamaat-e-Islami in the administration, including immigration department helped Jihadi Pinaki in obtaining a passport with his new photograph without beard using his Muslim name and made fool-proof arrangement at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka in catching a Bangkok-bound flight of Thai Airways. After arriving in Bangkok, Jihadi Pinaki went to a number of Western embassies seeking asylum, and finally succeeded in getting it from the French Embassy. After staying in Bangkok for several days, Jihadi Pinaki flew for Paris and was escorted to a safe house by the French authorities. In his asylum petition, Jihadi Pinaki claimed that he was a victim of “radical Hindus” and ruling Awami League government for leaving Hindu dharma and become a Muslim. Before leaving Thailand, Jihadi Pinaki also went to Pakistan Embassy and sought their help and offered his services for the “cause of Islam” and fighting against India and Hindus. An under-cover officer of Pakistani ISI at Pakistan Embassy in Bangkok was excited meeting Jihadi Pinaki – a neo-Muslim and told him that someone from their agency shall contact and meet him once he arrives in Paris. This was the beginning of Jihadi Pinaki’s connections with ISI.

Meanwhile, according to media report, it is highly-anticipated that Pinaki Bhattacharya and his gang are behind the recent threat emails sent to hospitals, schools and key-point-installations in India. As Pinaki is using French soil in continuing such criminal acts, authorities concerned need to immediately initiate investigation into the matter and extradite him to Bangladesh, where he is wanted by policy on numerous charges.

It may be mentioned here that, on May 12, 2024, the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) along with at least right hospitals in Delhi received a series of bomb threats, while earlier this month, more than 150 educational institutions received similar threat mails where the sender threatened to blow-up the targeted places. The incident triggered mass evacuations of schools and panic among parents, even as Delhi Police officers and Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) teams rushed to the spots. After a thorough check, it was declared a hoax. Although intelligence agencies in India have started investigating the root of these threat emails, they still are unsure of the individual or group which are behind such terrorist acts.

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