The IS was planning to launch an attack while Kanhaiya was in prison to flare up Left-Right discord.
According to TOI, three Junud al Khalifa-e-Hind (JKH) members Ashiq Ahmad alias Raja, Mohammad Abdul Ahad and Mohammad Afzal told NIA that on February 19, a recruiter of the Islamic State, Ahmad Ali, had asked 19-year-old Ashiq to infiltrate the movement and burn vehicles and oil tankers using petrol.
Protests against the anti-India slogans raised in JNU were held in Delhi and across India. Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters
By doing so, the IS wanted to create a communal disharmony in the country. A success would have meant that the intelligentsia of the country and the section of the media that was supporting JNU would have immediately blamed the right-wing groups instead of finding out the truth.
Students of Jadavpur University march in solidarity with Leftist students of JNU. AP Photo/Bikas Das
The NIA learnt of the plot after they nabbed Ashiq of February 22. While Ashiq is from Hoogly in West Bengal, Ahad is from Bengaluru.
A file photo of Shafi Armar.
Ashiq was also told to blow up a temple in Hoogly and attack Shias.