KOLKATA: Indian intelligence agencies suspect that the ISI of Pakistan planned the kidnapping of Judith D’Souza. Even foreign intelligence agencies, operating in India, are of the same opinion.
They feel that with a Christian name it was easy for the ISI to convince Afghan terrorist groups that she was of Western origin and not an Indian. The Taliban or the IS, being against the West and basically illiterate, cannot tell if a person with a Christian name is from the Indian subcontinent or from the US or Europe.
An IB official remarked: “This was a move by the ISI to teach a lesson to both the Western world as well as India. A very calculated move, by which they can kill the snake as well as not break the stick, by using Afghan militants who will never ask for ransom money. This way they plan to also desalinate the Christian population India. They are being aided by some Western power, which we don’t want to name now.”
Till Monday neither the Aga Khan Foundation nor the Indian Mission in Kabul received any ransom call. They grilled the driver but could not even find out the place where Judith was taken as they were blindfolded by the gunmen, who kidnapped her and the driver. The driver, who was thrown out of the car, just said that they were kidnaped from the Taimani in Kabul.