So far 68 supporters of ISIS arrested in India: Government

A total of 50 people have been arrested by security agencies in 2016

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:November 22, 2016 3:23 pm
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The NIA and state security agencies have so far arrested 68 supporters of dreaded terror outfit ISIS in various parts of the country, Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.

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“The National Investigation Agency and state security agencies have so far arrested 68 ISIS supporters/sympathisers,” Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said replying to a written question.

The Minister said a total of 50 people have been arrested by security agencies during current year of whom 11 belonged to Maharashtra, 11 belonged to Telangana, 7 belonged to Karnataka, 4 from Uttarakhand, 6 from Kerala, 1 from Delhi, 2 from West Bengal, 1 from Rajasthan, 2 from Uttar Pradesh, 1 from Madhya Pradesh, 1 from Jammu and Kashmir, 1 from Bihar and 2 from Tamil Nadu.

Ahir said ISIS is using various platforms to propagate its ideology and to attract recruits from across the world. “The intelligence and security agencies maintain a close watch to identify those engaged in such anti-national activities and persons or preachers misguiding the youth and action is initiated against such persons under the relevant laws,” he said.