KARACHI - Intelligence agencies have asked the National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC) to beef up security for fears of further sectarian killings in Karachi. Sources privy to the development confided to TheNation on Sunday that the intelligence agencies have warned the authorities concerned that an outfit of Taliban, funded by Indian spy agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), has started recruitments to organise a new terrorist group in the metropolis. The Taliban group, led by Maulvi Abdul Wali, is constituting the new outfit with the help of 350 soldiers of the Hakeemullah Mehsud (Taliban) Group in the city, said the sources while adding that the Taliban leader had already established contacts with militants of defunct outfits hiding across the port city. It may be mentioned here that the security agencies have, a few days back, apprehended seven operatives of the newly-established group. Some senior politicians and clerics, including Allama Abbas Kumaili, Allama Talib Johri, MQM leader Haider Rizvi, PPPs Senator Faisal Abidi, Allama Hassan Zafar and others, are on the new groups hit list, which was seized from the arrested terrorists. It is feared that the group might look to stoke violence during the upcoming months of Muharram and Rabiul Awwal by targeting religious processions and meetings of Ashura, Arbaeen, Majalis-e-Aza and Miladun Nabi (SAWW). The primary motif of the RAW-funded group is to destabilise the metropolis by unleashing strife among various sects living in the cosmopolitan. The intelligence agencies have sounded the alarm that attacks by the new group might come sooner than expected. The sources added that the recruitments were being made in an area on the border of Balochistans commercial city Hub, where Maulvi Abdul Wali used to come for meetings with his group members. The area remains a strong bastion of terrorists. The sources feared that an officer of the Sindh Polices Investigation Department, who arrested the new terrorist groups members, could be its next target. It has been learnt that terrorists have started moving to Sohrab Goth, Manghopir, Baldia Town, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Sultanabad, Hijrat Colony, Railway Colony, Kemari, other areas and in the towns along Super Highway taking advantage of the occasional slowdown of search operations by the law enforcement agencies. The sources further said that the security agencies were carrying out search operations in the citys neighbourhoods, where Taliban had managed to carve out strongholds.