NIA Most Wanted

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The NIA Most Wanted is a most wanted list maintained by India's National Investigation Agency (NIA). Individuals usually are removed from the list only when they are captured or die or the charges against them are dropped.


In May 2011, following the killing of Osama bin Laden, India released a list of the 50 most wanted fugitives it alleged were hiding in Pakistan. The list was prepared in consultation with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the NIA,[1] the Intelligence Bureau (IB)[2][3] and various law enforcement agencies.[4] According to Home Ministry spokesperson Onkar Kedia, the CBI had named 40 people and the NIA included 10 suspected terrorists in the list.[5] However, it was later discovered that two of the people on the list submitted by the CBI were actually in India (one in jail, and the other was out on bail), following which the Home Ministry directed the agencies to review the list.[2] India prepared a new list containing 48 names,[6][7] and handed it over to Pakistan in July 2011.[8] The list contained Interpol red corner notices, details of the crimes committed, aliases, Pakistani passport and identity document numbers of those allegedly hiding in Pakistan.[9] The names on the list are Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, Major Sajid Majid, Major Sameer Ali, Major Syed Abdul Rehman alias Pasha, Major Abu Hamza, Dawood Ibrahim, Tiger Memon, Chhota Shakeel, Ayub Memon, Abdul Razzak, the five hijackers of Indian Airlines Flight 814 (Ibrahim Athar, Zahoor Ibrahim Mistri, Shahid Akhtar Sayed and Azhar Yusuf), Maulana Masood Azhar, Pir Syed Salahuddin, Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi, Ilyas Kashmiri, Anwar Ahmed Haji Jamal, Mohammed Dosa, Javed Chikna, Salim Abdul Ghazi, Riyaz Khatri, Munaf Halari, Mohammad Salim Mujhahid, Khan Bashir Ahmed, Yakub Yeda Khan, Mohammed Memon, Irfan Chaugule, Ali Moosa, Sagir Ali Shaikh, Aftab Batki, Amir Raza Khan, Azam Cheema, Syed Zabiuddin Jabi, Ibrahim Athar, Azhar Yusuf, Zahur Ibrahim Mistri, Akhtar Sayeed, Mohammed Shakir, Abdul Rauf Asghar, Amanullah Khan, Sufiyan Mufti, Nachan Akmal, Pathan Yaqoob Khan, Bashir, Lakhbir Singh Rode, Paramjit Singh Pamma, Ranjit Singh and Wadhawa Singh Babbar.[9]

Similar lists had been given to Pakistan in 2004, 2007, 2010[10] and March 2011.[11] However, then Home Minister P. Chidambaram stated in a May 2011 interview with Karan Thapar on CNN-IBN’s Devil's Advocate program, that "they never acted on any list", were "always dismissive" and described the process as a "ritual".[12][13] He also blamed the CBI for errors in the 2011 list.[14]

On 26 May 2013, DNA reported that NIA had asked every State to send a report every three months on the latest activities and intelligence about the fugitives on its list. A senior police officer told the newspaper that they had to provide "the latest information on the latest locations of these fugitives, whether they are dead or alive and if they attended any religious functions recently". The move was reportedly taken to prevent mistakes in the list, like the ones that had been found in the 2011 list[15]


Rewards are offered for information leading to the capture of some, but not all, of the fugitives on the list. NIA does not assign any ranking to fugitives on the list. The list below follows the same order as the NIA website. As of September 2014, there are 54 individuals on the list.

Photo Name Alias(es) Reward
Abdul Majeed Sofi Majeed Bisati, Shaheen
Abdul Subhan Qureshi Abdul Subhan Usman Qureshi, Kasim, Zakir, Qab, Touqeer NIA has announced reward of 400,000 rupees for any information leading to his arrest
Abdur Rehman Hashim Syed Pasha, Major Abdur Rehman Hashim, Abdurrehman Red Corner Notice issued.
Abu Bilal Gulam Sarwar, Abu Sarwar, Firdos, Raju NIA has announced reward of 1 million rupees for any information leading to his arrest
Aijaz Ahmad Bhat Aijaz Maqbool Bhat Red Corner Notice issued.
Alam Jeb Afridi NIA has announced reward of Rs. 300,000 for any information leading to his arrest
Amir Reza Khan Parvez, Rizwan, Muttaki NIA has announced reward of Rs. 1 million for any information leading to his arrest. Red Corner Notice issued.
Amit Ashok, Prince, Sunny, Ashwini, Ashwini Chauhan NIA has announced cash reward of Rs. 500,000. LOC against him has been issued by Bureau of Immigration.
Ariz Khan Junaid NIA has announced reward of Rs. 1 million for any information leading to his arrest. Non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued.
Nambala Keshav Rao Basavraj, Gaganna, Prakash, Krishna, Vijay, Keshav, B R, Prakash, Darapu Narasimha Reddy, Narasimha NIA has announced reward of Rs. 1 million for any information leading to his arrest.
Brahamchari Mayum Angobi Sharma Narengbam Loken
Chabkungbam Thanil Nabachandra Red Corner Notice issued.
Thippiri Tirupati Deoji, Devuji, Sanjeev, Chetan, Ramesh, Sudharshan, Shankar, Sheshu, Jagan, Devanna NIA has announced reward of Rs. 1 million for any information leading to his arrest.
Mupalla Lakshman Rao Ganapathy/Ganapati, Laxman Rao, Ramanna, Shrinivas, Rajanna, Raji Reddy, Radhakrishna, GP, Chandrasekhar, Azith, CS NIA has announced reward of Rs. 1.5 million for any information leading to his arrest.
Gulam Nabi Khan Amir Khan
Hafiz Muhammad Saeed Tayyaji, Bada Chachaji, Bada Chacha, Hafiz Mohammad Sahib, Hafiz Mohammad Sayid, Hafiz Muhammad, Hafiz Saeed, Tata Mohammad Syeed, Mohammad Sayed, Muhammad Saeed, Hafizji Red Corner Notice issued.
Hangshi Ramson Tangkhul Raman Chonmi, Hans Red Corner Notice issued.
Illyas Kashmiri Red Corner Notice issued.
Mohammad Iqbal Iqbal Bhatkal, Shabandri, Mohammad Bhai, Bada Bhai NIA has announced reward of Rs. 1 million for any information leading to his arrest. NBW issued.
Iqbal L. Iwanthaba Nanao Singh, Ashok Singh Red Corner Notice issued.
Jay Prakash Anna Red Corner Notice issued.
Khungdong Tomba Bikramjit, Pambi, Sunil Red Corner Notice issued.
Junaid Akram Malik Juni, Umair NIA has announced reward of Rs. 1 million for any information leading to his arrest.
Major Iqbal Major Ali Red Corner Notice issued.
Major Sameer Ali Major Sameer Red Corner Notice issued.
Manzoor Ahmad Dar Dar Masroor
Mirza Shadaab Beg Beg is allegedly involved in terrorist activities with members of proscribed terrorist organization Indian Mujahideen (IM) and conspiracy for waging war against the Government of India.
Mohammed Ashar Ashar
Mohammad Iqbal Iqbal Bhatkal
Mohd. Khalid Sagir NIA has announced reward of Rs. 1 million for any information leading to his arrest. NBW issued.
Mohd Maqbool Pandit Red Corner Notice issued.
Mohd Sajid Bada Sajid NIA has announced reward of Rs. 1 million for any information leading to his arrest. NBW issued.
Syed Mohammed Yusuf Shah Syed Salahuddin
Mohsin Ismail Choudhary Mohsin Choudhary, Sayyed NIA has announced reward of Rs. 1 million for any information leading to his arrest. NBW issued.
Mubarak Shah
Nazir Ahmad Dar Shabir Ellahi
Narengbam Marijit Singh Thabal Red Corner Notice issued.
P.P. Yoosaf Yoosaf Red Corner Notice issued.
Balmuri Narayan Rao Prabhakar NIA has announced reward of Rs. 1 million for any information leading to his arrest.
Praveen Limkar Red Corner Notice issued.
Ram Chandra Kalsangra Ramji, Vishnu Patel NIA has announced cash reward of Rs. 1 million. Red Corner Notice issued.
Mohammad Riyaz Riyaz Bhatkal, Ismail Shahbandri, Riyaz Ismail Shahbandri NIA has announced reward of Rs. 1 million for any information leading to his arrest. NBW issued.
Rudra Patil Red Corner Notice issued.
Sajid Majid Wasi, Ibrahim Red Corner Notice issued.
Sandeep Dange NIA has announced cash reward of Rs. 1 million. Red Corner Notice issued.
Dr. Shahnawaz Alam NIA has announced reward of Rs. 1 million for any information leading to his arrest. NBW issued.
Shoukat Ali NIA has announced cash reward of Rs. 25,000.
Somji Sajdev Sahdev NIA has announced reward of Rs. 500,000 for any information leading to his arrest.
Suresh Nair NIA has announced cash reward of Rs. 200,000
T R Calvin Calvin Rain, Grace Raingam Red Corner Notice issued.
Umar Farooq Mehbood-ul-Haq
Y. Nabinchand Abo, Dilip
Wasnik Billu Ramjan, Ramzan NIA has announced reward of Rs. 200,000 for any information leading to his arrest.
Abdul Wahid Siddibapa Abdul Wahid, Khan [16]
Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi Chachaji, Chhota Chachaji, Chhota Chacha, Zakir Rehman Lakvi, Zaki Ur-Rehman Lakvi, Kaki Ur-Rehman, Zakir Rehman, Abu Waheed, Irshad Ahmad, Arshad Red Corner Notice issued.
Afif Jailani
Anwar Hussain
Abu Rashid Sheikh
Mohd. Saleem Ishaqui
Abdul Khadir Sultan Armar
Mohammad Rasid
Abul Kalam
Burhan Sheikh
Jahirul Shaikh
Talha Sheikh
Maulana Yusuf Sheikh Bakkar, Mohd. Yusuf [17]
Salahuddin Salehin Hafizur Rahman Sheikh @ Mahin [18]
Mustaffizur Rehman Saqib, Tuhin [19]
Rafiq [20]
Kadar Kazi Kodor [21]
Salik Sallu [22]
Zakir Sadik, Vicky Don, Vinay Kumar [23]
Amjad Khan Daud, Pappu, Umer [24]
Sheikh Mehboob Guddu, Sameer, Ramesh [25]
Niki Sumi [26]
S.S. Khaplang Shang Wang Shang Yung Khaplang [27]
Sabir Khan Pathan Munna [28]
Fayaz Ahmed Itoo Fayaz Welder, Fayaz Khar [29]
Fayaz Ahmed Ashwar Setha [30]
Shabzar Ahmed Bhat Khursheed [31]

Previously listed[edit]

The following list contains the names of individuals who were previously listed on the NIA Most Wanted. Individuals are generally only removed from the list if the fugitive is captured, dies, or if the charges against them are dropped.

Photo Name Alias(es) Status Ref
Amir Ali Kamal Akram Dead [32][33][34][35][36]
Ariz Khan Junaid Arrested [37][38]
Shakir Hussain Sheikh Chota Hafiz, Adil Dead [32][34][39][36][40]
Rajender Chaudhary Dashrat, Rajendra, Samundar Singh Arrested [41][42][43]
Mohammed Manzar Imam Jameel Arrested [44][45][46]
Bhavesh Patel Bhavesh Bhai Arrested [47][48]
Mehul Mafat Bhai, Mahesh Bhai Arrested [49][50][51]
Mohan Runku, Ramesh Gohil Arrested [52][53][54][55]
Abdul Sattar Manzoor Arrested [56][57][58][59][59]
Mohammed Ahmed Siddibappa (a.k.a. Yasin Bhatkal) Mohammad Zarrar, Ahmed, Imran, Asif, Shahrukh Arrested [60][61][62]
Asadullah Akhtar Haddi, Danial Arrested [60][61][63][64][65][66][62]
Talib Lali Waseem, Abu Umer Arrested [67][68][69][70]
Zia-ur-Rehman[71] Waqas, Ahmed, Javed Arrested [72][73][74][72][75][76]
Mohd. Tehseen Akhtar Monu Arrested [77][78][79][80][81][82][83]
Wuthikorn Naruenartwanich Willy Naruenartwanich, Willy Narue Arrested [84][85][86]
Hyder Ali Abdullah, Black Beauty Arrested [87][88][89][90]
Taufeeq Ansari Arrested [87][88][91][90]
Numan Ansari Arrested [87][88][92][90]
Mojibullah Arrested [87][88][93][90]
Zaffar Hussain Bhat Khursheed [94]
Tariqul Islam Sadiq, Sumon Arrested [95][96]

See also[edit]


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