New Delhi: While the investigative agencies are still looking for leads into the Mumbai terror attacks, the investigators are not ruling out a Maoist link to the July 13 terror strikes that left 19 people dead and 100 others injured.

Fearing that the Naxals might have aided the perpetrators of the gruesome act, the investigators are also probing from this angle apart from investigating the role of Indian Mujahideen (IM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba.

According to a senior officer who has been keeping an eye over the investigations into the blast case, the possibility of terrorist organizations having taken Naxal help cannot be ruled out at this stage.

On one hand, while the sleuths are examining the samples collected from the attack sites, they are also trying to get a hold of the links of the terror groups under the scanner. Official sources suggest that the Pakistan-based terror groups have been trying to establish contact with the Naxals for quite sometime.

Meanwhile, the Naxals have been working desperately to make their presence felt in the urban areas. In that context the chances of Naxals colluding with terror groups only increases.
If such fears and speculations turn out to be true, it would prove to be a bad omen for the country.

Only last year, it was revealed that India’s most wanted Dawood Ibrahim was trying to establish links with the Maoists in the country. Bangalore police had arrested Dawood’s men who were smuggling cash to the Maoists. During interrogation they had confessed that they were doing it on instructions from the ISI.

However, no such evidence has been found yet which establishes the links of Naxalites with the terror groups. Even the Central government has not accepted it officially that any such links exist.

(JPN/Bureau)