National Investigation Agency (NIA) sources told Sputnik that the FBI suspects that Shafi Armar is in touch with the Daesh operatives based in India for a Paris-style ‘lone wolf' attacks on American citizens.
In fact, a high level team of top FBI official had visited Kolkata to gather more information about the Armar and his local connections. During the visit, the FBI team also interrogated a Daesh operative Mohammad Masiuddin. Masiuddin arrested earlier by the NIA for his links with Daesh. FBI is of the view that Masiuddin might be the prime link of Shafi Armar in India to carry out his mission.
Armar is a native of Bhatkal in Uttara Kannada district in the South Indian state of Karnataka and was closely associated with the proscribed terror outfit Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and has created terror modules across various south Indian states.