Pakistan’s ISI taking ‘revenge’ for demonetisation that hit fake currency business?

Aftere Bihar Police claimed that the recent train accidents, including the derailment of Indore-Patna express near Kanpur which left over 150 dead, was possibly orchestrated by the Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI, more details are now emerging over how the ISI network in India could be involved in this sabotage.

Investigations are now pointing to an elaborate sabotage operation, the main brain behind which is a man called Shafi Shaikh. As informed to the Government of India by RAW, Karachi based Shafi Shaikh is a known ISI agent and is a main cog in Pakistan’s Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) operations.

The Operation:

Shafi Shaikh is believed to have been in contact with a certain Nepali national named Shamshul Hoda, who in turn contacted Nepali criminal Brij Kishore Giri for targeting Indian railways. Brij Kishore oversaw the execution of the sabotage by hiring locals in India, who reportedly then proceeded to plant IEDs on tracks.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

Two of his associates, Arun Ram and Deepak Ram were hired by Giri to plant IED near Ghosharan in Bihar, which when detected by the security authorities made Giri livid. As a punishment, he decided to murder them. Police in Nepal found a video recording of this murder, which Giri had made reportedly to send as a proof to Hoda.

For his next operation, Giri hired Moti Paswan, who was the first one to confess to the Bihar Police about the whole sabotage operation.

It is further reported that Giri (who has been arrested by Nepal police but is currently hospitalized after trying to escape from the cops) and Hoda were in regular correspondence over the phone. Hoda is currently believed to be in Dubai.

The Motive?

Though not confirmed by agencies, these sabotages might have been Shafi Shaikh’s way of extracting ‘revenge’ against India. As the kingpin of fake currency operations in India, he was presiding over a ‘business’ that yielded at least 500 crore rupees in profits for the Pakistanis.

However, this business has been provided a crippling blow due to demonetisation leading to a complete stop in FICN smuggling, according to MoS Home, Kiren Rijiju. Such a loss in revenue could have prompted Shaikh and his peers in the ISI to think up the whole train sabotage operation in order to get even.

The arrests and investigations by the police hint at this possibility as the frequency of such incidents has increased (there have been five train derailments since November 20 last year) after the effects of demonetisation became clear.


Share This Post and Support:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Most read articles recently

AM Sheikh Dawood promised of offering 10 litres of free liquor monthly to the families in his constituency on his victory

Independent candidate from Tamil Nadu promises 10 litres of free liquor every month on winning elections

An independent candidate from Tamil Nadu has come up with a strange promise of offering 10 litres of free liquor every month to every family in his constituency

Nitin Gadkari at the receiving end: Is there a pattern?

Indian Express has a massive interview of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in its March 23, 2019 edition.

Rahul Gandhi’s lucrative and seemingly clandestine means of income and his links to scam accused FTIL, Unitech

How does Rahul Gandhi earn to buy land and other properties? A mystery we try to unravel

Shunned by the BJP, jilted Shatrughan Sinha goes on a rampage against the party, rumoured to join Congress

Shatrughan Sinha was visibly irked and had a Twitter meltdown after the BJP declared Ravi Shankar Prasad's candidature from Patna Sahib constituency

NC Lok Sabha candidate Akbar Lone begins a rally with ‘Pakistan Zindabad’, says will abuse anyone who abuses Pakistan

Akbar Lone, NC Lok Sabha candidate for Baramulla, said that the country across is a Muslim country and abusing Pakistan would mean he is abusing himself
Owner of AAP propaganda blog agitated when Sushma Swaraj stands up for two underage Hindu girls

AAP propaganda site owner gets angry after India expresses concerns over atrocities against Hindus in Pakistan

Sushma Swaraj's move to seek details of the Incident had agitated quite a few people in Pakistan, including their Information and Broadcasting minister Ch Fawad Hussain, who saw it as an intervention in Pakistan's internal matters.
'Rahul Gandhi is running away from Amethi, not me': Smriti Irani on rumours BJP might field her from Wayanad

‘Rahul Gandhi is running away from Amethi, not me’: Smriti Irani on rumours BJP might field her from Wayanad

Smriti Irani rubbishes rumours that have surfaced about BJP thinking about fielding Smriti Irani from the Wayanad constituency too, to counter Rahul Gandhi. 
Sapna Chaudhary denies rumours of her joining Congress

Embarrassment for Congress: Sapna Chowdhury says she never joined Congress, picture with Priyanka Gandhi old

Denying rumours, Sapna Chaudhary said that the photos in circulation on Internet were old

Where is the money? Rahul Gandhi’s promise is going to cost a whopping Rs 3.60 lakh crore a year, 13% of union budget

Minimum Income Guarantee Scheme of Congress party ensures monthly income of Rs 12,000 for 20% of India's population

After ‘Modi removed your name from voter list’, AAP allegedly calls up people pretending to be radio channel

'Who will you vote for?' People speculate if Aam Aadmi Party call centre is up to new trick again

Latest articles

Connect with us

149,063FansLike
120,645FollowersFollow
31,479SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these


Share This Post and Support: