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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First Published on: January 23, 2016 12:26 pm
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    Gupta
    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.
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      ASSiatic.Power
      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".
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        Observer
        Mar 22, 2016 at 12:56 am
        Stupid. Go and suck your Di^k
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          Rajesh
          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.
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              mohan
              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.
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                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.
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                  Baba
                  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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                    L bhadrapati Devi
                    Jan 23, 2016 at 11:34 am
                    Rahul hi and Arvind kejriwal will be against the arrest of some terrorists who attempt to kill Hindu citizens of India. They for the sack of vote can support to any terrorist and insurgent groups. Why Arvind kejri and its mad dog AAPtard remains silent about such death threat to nation. If terrorist could doctor civil war like situation in India, you even could not seat on seat of CM. All will be living your apartments and living in makeshift camps as refugee.
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                      L bhadrapati Devi
                      Jan 23, 2016 at 4:29 pm
                      You can get support from arvind kejriwal and Rahul hi. No accuse will confess themselves as prime offenders except proved in law court. Detention of hardcore Muslim terrorists by NIA can be claimed as innocents from human right groups affiliated to terrorist organizations. Let Arvind kejri and Rahul hi stage a dharna for the arrest of Muslim terrorists by NIA.
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                        Me Marathi
                        Jan 23, 2016 at 9:39 am
                        Kudos to NIA for arresting islamic jihadi fanatics. But Every Indian should keep a vigil in their neighbourhood to alert NIA and other agencies to nail these islamic jihadis.
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                          Anwar
                          Jan 31, 2016 at 9:04 am
                          By denying the root cause you will never solve Islamic fundamentalism; I posted before this also and I do it again to let us all realise truth; look at following verses of Quran “Following the surrender of the Qurayza stronghold, Muhammad ordered the execution of every male child who had reached puberty. His men had the boys drop their pants so that they could chop the head off of anyone with pubic hair (Sahih Muslim 4390).” "Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends." (Surah 5:51) "Make war on Kafir (Non Muslim) until idolatry shall cease and Allah's religion shall reign supreme." (Quran 8:39-) Slay mushrikun (Non Muslims) wherever you find them...Idolatry is worse than carnage...Fight against them until idolatry is no more and Allah's religion reigns supreme." (Quran 2:191,2:192,2:193-) Then when the Sacred Months (the Ist, 7th, 11th, and 12th months of the Islamic calendar) have ped, then kill the Mushrikun(Non Muslims) (see V.2:105) wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush ( Quran 9:5) "Fighting is obligatory for you, much as you dislike it." (Quran 2:216) Allah's Apostle said, "I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.' Sahih Bukhari 8:387 “Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah. (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 992) Tabari 9:69 "Killing Unbelievers(NON Muslims) is a small matter to us" The words of Muhammad, prophet of Islam.
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                            Samir Sahoo
                            Jan 23, 2016 at 11:16 am
                            Great job NIA
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                              Sanjay Bhattacharya
                              Jan 23, 2016 at 8:20 am
                              This is the height of intolerance of Modi towards terrorists. Congress and AAP must take out protest march and intellectuals should return their awards.
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                                Sathish
                                Jan 23, 2016 at 9:41 am
                                vatican asuras on the prowl!
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                                  ARUN
                                  Jan 23, 2016 at 9:52 am
                                  Some T.V. channels are indirectly hinting at the highhandedness of the Govt in dealing with some 'Terrorists in making'. If the Govt takes preventive measures to thwart the designs of these people, it is criticized for being high handed and if the Govt remains inactive and innocent people die in bomb blasts, the same T.V. channels go overboard in criticizing the Govt. This only shows that some channels are only after their TRP rating and nothing else.
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                                    SummitBose
                                    Mar 22, 2016 at 4:34 am
                                    @Abdul, yes: all the bombings , killings in India is all the work of RSS and Chaddiwallas. Take for example Bihar ki Beti: Ishrat Jahan; She was a full time student in of a College in Mumbai. Yet her loving mother screamed that she was an "employee" with a perfume manufacturing company. She adduced no name of the company, no appointment letter, no ry receipts. There were thousands of people who were seen at her funeral. We know why there were so many "mourners" at her funeral, just as there were thousands at the funeral of Yakub Memom. Now, we are aware of the machinations of the previous six decades governance. Terrorists were white-washed as innocent, police who are responsible for keeping order are targetted for going after Jihadis, who even when cornered were fed biryani. Our beloved Italian ex-maid shed tears at the demise of some terrorists, but had no empathy in her being to pay homage to the Inspector who was killed by those same Jihadis. Then there is one shehzada who confides to the US ambador to India, that Hindu terror is the gravest danger facing India. This is the core issue why you can scream victimhood at so many arrests of muslim youths who are hard wired to kill kuffurs. You refuse to even examine the Koran, that is the mother-lode of terrible value system and consider a gravely brutal m-murderer as the "most exalted human ever"; is it any small wonder that you are wailingfor the "innocent" muslims youths and feel no sorow at so many innocent people killed due to om bombings and killings in our country? Millions of nationalists are so relieved that the earlier dispensations no longer exists that catered to your inverted world view.
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                                      Tariq Naqshi
                                      Jan 23, 2016 at 8:57 am
                                      ANOTHER EXCUSE TO SUPPRESS MINORITY COMMUNITY AND THIS IS FOR SURE THAT THEY WILL BE AQUITTED BY THE SO CALLED COURT OF LAW ONLY WHEN THEY SPEND THE CRUCIAL YEARS OF THEIR LIFE
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                                        Bheem
                                        Mar 22, 2016 at 2:51 am
                                        The one they still havent cought is Owaisi. Dr Zakir Naik is the next. BHARAT MATA KI JAI.
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