BlackBerry may have become an outdated mobile phone device for most people in India but its messenger service is now gaining popularity among terrorists to evade snooping by intelligence agencies.

During the 2016 unrest, the authority focussed its attention on Facebook and WhatsApp, with terror outfits using social media tools to spread their propaganda and add fuel to the fire that had erupted after the killing of terrorist Burhan Muzzaffar Wani. Now the terror outfits’ preferred communication tool is apparently BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). It appears to be their private, encrypted social network, preferred to other tools of communication.

Irfan Hussain Wani, the Ansar Gazwat ul Hind terrorist who was arrested by Jammu and Kashmir Police while he was on his way from Jammu to New Delhi in a public bus, was using BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) to communicate to his associate terrorists in Srinagar and New Delhi.

Highly placed sources have revealed to MyNation that Wani was assigned the task to deliver a consignment of eight live grenades to New Delhi. 

On his way from Srinagar to Jammu, he was following the directions of his handlers via BBM. It was on this chat service that he was given the address of the person from whom he had received the consignment of eight grenades.

A source told MyNation, "Wani, who used to work as a money handler for terrorists including Rehan, the number two of Zakir Musa's Ansar Gazwat ul Hind, has been assigned the job of delivering the consignment to New Delhi.”

“You have to deliver (the) consignment to a person at Lal Quila or Jama Masjid, (the) last station where (the) bus will stop,” the last message Wani received on his BlackBerry Messenger before being arrested by Jammu and Kashmir Police.

Sources told MyNation that two private operators’ SIM cards have been recovered from Wani, which he was using to access the internet and make calls.

Security agencies are finding it difficult to track the records, as one of the two SIMs has recently been ported to a new operator. Wani has revealed many hidden truths about the terror network he is a part of, including the deadly plans of Ansar Gazwat ul Hind to spread terrorism in the Valley.