Terror organization ISIS is expanding its base in India as the government and public is busy following the demonetization drive. Terror group Jamaat-Ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) is helping ISIS in recruitment process and providing other logistic supports.
The JMB, which was behind the Dhaka Bakery Attack and aims to establish an Islamic caliphate in the country, has been coordinating with the ISIS to create terror in India, sources in IB and NIA said.
At least 500 youths of India have joined terror outfit ISIS, the sources said. Most of the youths are from Assam, West Bengal, Maharastra and Madhya Pradesh.
The possibility of an ISIS attack is being seriously considered after the interrogation of Mohammad Mosiuddin alias Musa, an alleged JMB operative who was arrested in July last year from Burdwan in West Bengal.
"The terrorists want to first capture Bangladesh and set up an Islamist state there. Then they want to expand their Islamist state in the neighborhood," a security expert said.
They also want to coordinate with Pakistan-based groups like Lashkar e Taiba and Jaish e Mujahideen and create terror in India.
The security forces and the intelligence agencies have tightened vigils following the findings.