Reinforcing the commitment of strengthening national security and its policy of zero tolerance to terrorism, the Modi government, on October 27, declared 18 individuals as ‘designated terrorists’, under the provisions of the UAPA Act 1967. Their details are as under:
1, Sajid Mir: Pakistan based top LeT Commander and was one of the main planners of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.
2, Yusuf Muzammil: Pakistan based Commander of LeT operations in Jammu & Kashmir and accused in the 26/11 Mumbai Terror attack.
3, Abdur Rehman Makki: Brother-in-law of Hafiz Saeed, Chief LeT and Head of LeT political affairs and served as Head of LeT's foreign relations department.
4, Shahid Mehmood: Pakistan based Deputy Chief of proscribed organization Falah-i-lnsaniyat Foundation (FIF), a frontal organisation of terror organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
5, Farhatullah Ghori: Pakistan based terrorist and was involved in attack on Akshardham Temple (2002) and Suicide attack on Task Force office in Hyderabad (2005).
6, Abdul Rauf Asghar: Pakistan based terrorist, involved in Setting up of training camps in Pakistan for recruitment and militant training and key conspirator in the terrorist attack (13.12.2001) on the Indian Parliament House, New Delhi.
7, Ibrahim Athar: Pakistan based terrorist, involved in the hijacking of the Indian Airlines Flight No. lC-814 on Dec. 24, 1999, (Kandhar hijacking case) and also the key conspirator in the Indian Parliament terrorist attack (13.12.2001).
8, Yusuf Azhar: Pakistan based terrorist, involved in the hijacking of the Indian Airlines Flight No. lC-814 on Dec. 24, 1999 (Kandhar hijacking case).
9, Shahid Latif: Pakistan based terrorist and JeM’s Commander of Sialkot sector, involved in launching of JeM terrorists into India. He is also involved in planning, facilitation and execution of terror attacks in India.
10, Syed Mohammad Yusuf Shah: Pakistan based, Supreme Commander of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and Chairman, United Jihad Council (UJC) Involved in fund raising and routing finances to India for furtherance of terrorist activities by HM cadres.
11, Ghulam Nabi Khan: Pakistan based, Deputy Supreme of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM).
12, Zaffar Hussain Bhat: Pakistan based, Dy. Chief, Hizbul Mujahideen and also handles Financial affairs of Hizbul Mujahideen. Responsible for sending funds for HM operatives in the Kashmir Valley.
13, Riyaz Ismail Shahbandri: Pakistan based, Founder member of terrorist organization “Indian Mujahideen”. Involved in various terrorist acts in India including German Bakery (2010), Chinnaswami Stadium, Bangalore (2010), Jama Masjid (2010), Sheetlaghat (2010) and Mumbai (2011) etc.
14, Md. Iqbal: Pakistan based co-founder of the terrorist organization, Indian Mujahideen (IM). Involved in terror financing and various terrorist acts including Jaipur Serial Blasts (2008), Delhi Serial Blasts (2008), Serial Blasts of Ahmedabad and Surat (2008), German Bakery Blast, Pune of (2010) and Chinnaswami Stadium, Bengaluru Blasts (2010) etc.
15, Shaikh Shakeel: Pakistan based Associates of Dawood Ibrahim, looks after all criminal and underworld operations of D-Company. Finances D-Company operatives of India. Involved in the smuggling of firearms to Gujarat, India, during 1993.
16, Mohammad Anis Shaikh: Pakistan based terrorist, involved in Bombay Bomb Blast Case, 1993 and responsible for the supply of arms, ammunition and hand grenades.
17, Ibrahim Memon: Pakistan based terrorist, hatched the criminal conspiracy of the Bombay Bomb Blast Case.
18, Javed Chikna: Pakistan based Associate of Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, involved in Bombay Bomb Blast case, 1993.
These individuals are involved in various acts of terrorism from across the border and have been relentless in their nefarious efforts of destabilizing the country.
The central government had amended the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 in August 2019, to include the provision of designating an individual as a terrorist. Prior to this amendment, only organizations could be designated as terrorist organizations.