New Delhi: In a startling revelation, Indian Mujahideen founder member Tariq Anjum has said that qualified students are being trained in the IM ideology wing with an aim to make the outfit more apt and equipped.

In order to provide better training, videos of slain Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussain are being used. Besides, the youths are also getting funding from foreign sources.

Tariq, who is a civil engineer by profession, has spilled beans over many issues during the interrogation. He has revealed that engineering students from Karnataka are being influenced to join the terror outfit.

Tariq has revealed that the Jama Masjid attack of September 19, 2010, in which two Taiwanese tourists were injured and a car explosion took place, was planned at his residence in Bihar.

Sources claimed that Yasin Bhatkal alias Shahrukh, believed to be the India chief of IM, was part of the planning. Tariq has provided fresh details of the Jama Masjid operation, although eight IM members who were part of the attack are already in custody.

Tariq, sources said, has provided names of at least 15 IM members settled in Bihar’s Darbhanga district, Bhatkal in Karnataka and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh. Police have procured non-bailable warrants against these 15 suspects.    

Sources added Tariq raised funds through three ways orchestrating robberies in various states, getting hawala money from Pakistan in his accounts and then routing it to different modules and third taking religious donations or receiving money from gulf countries. Tariq was arrested two days ago from Nalanda.

(JPN/ Bureau)