NIA arrests 10 persons in connection with ISIS inspired module

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today conducted searches in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in connection with the new ISIS module, called ‘Harkat ul Harb e Islam’. The searches were being conducted at 16 locations in UP and Delhi. Visuals showed officials on the streets of Uttar Pradesh’s Amroha.

Of the 10 persons detained by the anti-terror probe agency, five were picked up from the western Uttar Pradesh district of Amroha following a joint operation with the UP Anti-Terrorist Squad, Inspector General ATS Asim Arun said in Lucknow.

Five more were detained from north-east Delhi with the help of Delhi Police’s Special Cell. “The searches are going on,” an NIA spokesperson said.The group was under NIA surveillance for some time following inputs of their suspicious activities, officials said. 

Today’s raids come a week after the NIA raided the houses of seven persons in various parts of Tamil Nadu for their alleged links with the ISIS. The seven men had been arrested subsequently for conspiring to murder the leaders of some Hindu outfits.

For the last few years, the intelligence officials have been tracking the growing influence of the Islamic State in India and are keeping a close watch on those being radicalised by its ideology.

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