Five arrested in Hyderabad signed oath of allegiance to ‘IS caliph’, one sold wife’s jewellery to raise money, says NIA

According sources, the leader of the group, Ibrahim Yazdani, is the most radicalised and had twice attempted to reach Syria.

Written by Deeptiman Tiwary | New Delhi | Updated: July 5, 2016 9:35 am
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The five Hyderabad youths, arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on June 29 for allegedly planning terror attacks on behalf of the Islamic State (IS), were deeply radicalised and the agency has found evidence of the group’s connection with IS, according to sources.

The evidence is in the form of ‘Baya’ (an oath of allegiance) to the “Caliph of Islamic State” that was signed by the five members, scanned and emailed to their handler, Shafi Armar. Armar had purportedly assured the group that he would send it to IS chief Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.

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According sources, the leader of the group, Ibrahim Yazdani, is the most radicalised and had twice attempted to reach Syria, via Greece, with wife, one-year-old son and brother Ilyas, who has also been arrested.

According to NIA sources, one of the five had sold his wife’s jewellery to fund the activities of the group and another tech-savvy terror suspect had posted requirement for air pistol and pellets on e-tailing platform Amazon.in.

The agency also claims to have identified a Jordanian national, Suhaib Al-Abudi, who first motivated group leader Ibrahim Yazdani to join the IS while he was in Saudi Arabia. Al-Abudi allegedly died fighting for the IS in Syria later, the sources said.

According to an NIA officer, Al-Abudi and Yazdani had “met at work in Saudi Arabia, where Yazdani spent three years. Although Yazdani was already radicalised and believed in jihad (holy war), Suhaib had a crucial role in inclining him towards the IS. It was then that he met his present handler, Aamir (suspected to be Shafi Armar), over the internet and this group came about.”

About Yazdani’s alleged attempts to go to Syria, the officer said, “He had applied for visa to Greece twice after he returned from Saudi Arabia in July 2015. He felt going directly to Turkey could arouse suspicion. However, he failed to get visa (to Syria). An electronics engineer, he then applied for a postgraduate course in Turkey and got a positive response, but got arrested before he could get a visa.”

The sources said when Ibrahim returned from Saudi Arabia, he registered himself on Amazon.in as a seller of mobile accessories. His associate Fahad later used the e-tailing platform to order an air pistol and pellets, which did not arrive before the group’s arrest, they said.

“The group had also downloaded an app that helped them pinpoint police stations they wished to target on a Hyderabad map,” an NIA officer said.

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    Nathan
    Jul 5, 2016 at 1:55 am
    "“The group had also downloaded an app that helped them pinpoint police stations they wished to target on a Hyderabad map,” an NIA officer said."lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;What is the name of the App that is so intelligent to point the police stations that hey have in mind. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;BLDY SoBs, don't make terrorists out of innocents.
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      Nathan
      Jul 5, 2016 at 1:59 am
      And where is that FKing oath of allegiance copy? Oh..it think it is with Ms.Pragya Thakur.
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        Nathan
        Jul 5, 2016 at 1:52 am
        The NIA OFFICER SHOULD BE ARRESTED IMMEDIATELY FOR INFLUENCING THE JUDGEMENT AND CREATING A MEDIA COURT WHERE SOME SON OF Bs ARE JUDGES.
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          Nathan
          Jul 5, 2016 at 1:58 am
          Who is that FKing NIA OFFICER?
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            Nathan
            Jul 5, 2016 at 1:56 am
            Who are these guys? DID YOU MEAN THE NIA?
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              Nathan
              Jul 5, 2016 at 1:54 am
              What the FK can be done with AIR PISTOLS? Doesn't the FKing NIA s who gave a clean SHT to Pragya and Pruohit know what to do with an air pistol. And those buggers are using that to whip up hatred?
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                Bonkered.bhakt
                Jul 5, 2016 at 2:29 am
                John Joseph, it is not unknown to anybody that brahmins, being born cowards, have been using Christian names like you to mislead people. Be aware that this time the riots are not going to be between Hindus and Muslims. It is going to be between brahmins on one side and Hindus/Muslims on the other side. We Hindus have seen enough of your atrocities and you duffers never seem to contain your things. So take evasive action and pack off.
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                  Bonkered.bhakt
                  Jul 5, 2016 at 2:55 am
                  That is what he told, sagging morale of bhakts. You are proof!
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