NIA arrests 13 of the 14 suspected Islamic State sympathisers

The arrests were made following simultaneous searches and raids conducted at 12 locations in six cities.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: January 23, 2016 4:50 pm
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In a crackdown ahead of Republic Day, the NIA has arrested 13 suspected ISIS sympathisers for plotting attacks in different parts of the country.

Of the 14 suspects detained on Friday, 13 have been arrested, according to a Home Ministry spokesman.

The arrests were made following simultaneous searches and raids conducted at 12 locations in six cities–Bangalore, Tumkur, Mangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Lucknow yesterday with the support of local police forces.

Circuits for detonating explosives were recovered during the searches.

The NIA said that certain incriminating articles, including but not limited to mobile phones, laptops, unaccounted cash, jihadi literature and videos and certain material for preparation of bombs were recovered from these places.

Also read | NIA picks up 14 Islamic State sympathisers from 6 cities in ‘anti-terror’ crackdown

“These individuals were planning and making efforts to establish a channel of procurement of explosives/weapons, identify locations to organize training camps including training of firearms, motivate new recruits to target police officers, foreigners in India and to carry out terrorist activities in various parts of India,” it said.

The NIA said it received information that certain individuals from different cities in the country were in the process of organizing themselves to commit terrorist acts in different parts of the country.

According to sources, the arrested people were part of a group named ‘Janood-ul-Khalifa-e-Hind’ (Army of Caliph of India), a terror group which has almost similar ideologies that of ISIS.

They said the suspects had been under surveillance for quite sometime and the decision to arrest them was taken as the group received ‘instructions’ for carrying out ‘some sensational’ attacks in the country.

Also read | NIA crackdown: The alleged Islamic State sympathisers

The group had started receiving money through ‘hawala’ route and according to Home Ministry spokesman “Sheikh also received funds to the tune of Rs 6 lakh.”

All the arrested suspects were being brought to the national capital for detailed interrogation as preliminary enquiry indicated that they were working on evolving a terror outfit with ideologies similar to ISIS.

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  1. G
    Jan 23, 2016 at 9:29 am
    The Con Party sponsored "intellectuals" and "writers" will now return their awards in protest against the arrest of terror elements and the government's intolerance towards terrorism.
    1. A
      Jan 23, 2016 at 1:02 pm
      One of the 14 was somebody called Narendra Modi. Intelligence inputs(read precision intelligence) received recently says that the suspected STATE TERRORIST Narendra Modi met the head of another TERRORIST STATE Nawaz Shariff. It is said they both had conspired to attack an "ASIATIC POWER".
      1. O
        Mar 22, 2016 at 12:56 am
        Stupid. Go and suck your Di^k
        1. R
          Jan 23, 2016 at 9:47 am
          Why is Khujliwal, CONgress and award wapsi people silent on this issue??? That mad dog Khujli always has something to say about everything. Why he's not saying anything now? Made such a bg drama when a girl threw ink on him, but nothing to say about jihadis who want to kill Aam Aadmis and Indian soldiers? ..... The govt should return the awards that the award wapsi people returned, as protest for their tolerance of jihadis.
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            Abdul Aziz
            Jan 23, 2016 at 2:21 pm
            om arrest of Muslim Youth , bing them Terrorists instantly on TV breaking news , without any investigation and prosecution is unfair and biased act by Modi govt. There is a realistic data which shows large number of young Muslims are put in prison without trial or charge-sheet for years. Young Muslim men are often jailed for long periods on terror charges with fabricated and false evidence. This is a police shame and investigation scandal of enormous proportion for our nation. An immeasurable damage is done to the life’s of hundreds of innocent Muslim youth and their suffering families in the name of Sham terror investigation by ATS and police and now NIA.
            1. M
              Mar 22, 2016 at 4:43 am
              Fools shout from housetops that Islam is a religion of peace .They should be ashamed to read the honest comments of Mr Anwar .We salute him for his courage in calling a spade a spade .Hats of to him .Bernard Shaw once said that islam may be a good religion but its followers are not .Where the muslims are in majority they unleash violence and kill each other .Where they are not but substantial in numbers they create law and order problem and kill the non muslims and create environrment that they are being discriminated and their religion is not safe . They forget the Islamic nations where non muslims are debarred from practisinig .or following their religion.They cannot built their places of worship .Can anyone enlighten why it is so .Is it the dictate of their Holy Book ? Now see what is going on in middle east ,Nigera.afghanistan ,stan and how jihadi terrorists are killing people in India , France , USA, England and in a host of other countries es Islam sanction these acts ?r Mr Anwar gives its answer .We in India are the worst suffers of Islamic terrorism .The economic devlopement of the country thwarted . The Govt is all the time occupied in devising waysand means to tackle the meanace .The self serving politicians of opposition parties lend support and express sympathy to the terrorists in the garb of minority victimisation and human right violations.There is a great danger to this great Nation .We have to fight it unitedly and support the Govt and the security agencies . If we donot ,wait and get wiped out . It is a conspiracy which was hatched 40--45 years back . At a muslim conclave in Lucknow a resolution was ped that Britishers have cheated the muslims .They took w of India from them and only returned a part of it (stan) and implying therby that they have to take back the w of the country.This is the mindset and this is the planning and this is their game plan .We Indians should be aware of the danger which is real and looming large .All talk of secularism is rubbish . There is no such concept in Islam and if it is why not the muslims practise it .See Kashmir.They have thrown out all non-muslims and destro their places of worship .They shout slogans of azzadi and stan zindabad .The so called secularists donot speak a word .Rather they are in the company of the seperatists and provide verbal ammuination to them . The patriotic Indians should come out in the open and make efforts that the unity and sovernity of the country is not comprised.
              1. G
                George Cruz
                Mar 22, 2016 at 3:10 am
                There are sections of Muslims never admit their crimes and blame some one else for their terror acts. This is true of Muslims around the globe. These Muslim groups are brainwashed with ideologies of Jihad/Sharia and for these groups the terror/killing is just like having another breakfast. Unfortunately, the incompetent and failed leaders like Rahul hi, Kejriwal, Sitaram Yechury have become anti-national by supporting the Kashmir separatist traitors at the JNU who glorify the terrorists like Afzal Guru/Yakub Memon in the name of democracy/freedom and their quest for power.
                1. B
                  Jan 23, 2016 at 12:16 pm
                  Vote bank politics will start now by our secular netaas n their CHAM CHA BRIGADE of artists, academicians, bollywoodIan's,etc etc.....
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