NIA busts ISIS module, arrests key conspirator who was planning attacks in Delhi-NCR, Uttar Pradesh

By: |
Updated: Apr 20, 2019 6:18 PM

Mohammad Gufran is suspected of being a key conspirator in plans to carry out terrorist attacks in Delhi NCR & Uttar Pradesh.

ISIS module, NIA raid ISIS module, NIA raid in hyderabad, NIA searches in WardhaNIA (National Investigation Agency) is carrying out searches at three locations in Hyderabad, against ISIS module. (ANI)

In a massive crackdown against ISIS module, the National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Saturday conducted searches at three locations in Hyderabad and one in Wardha in Maharashtra. So far, the central agency has seized 13 cellphones, 11 SIM cards, 1 iPad, 2 laptops, 1 external hard disk, 6 pen drives, 6 SD cards and 3 walkie-talkie sets from the locations where it conducted the searches. NIA authorities have also been questioning at least four suspects for their alleged connection with the ISIS.

The National Investigation Agency arrested Mohammad Gufran. He is the 13th suspect to be arrested in the case. Gufran is suspected of being a key conspirator in plans to carry out terrorist attacks in Delhi NCR & Uttar Pradesh.

Also read: Election Commission bars Eros Now from streaming web series on PM Modi

The raids are part of an ongoing investigation against two alleged ISIS sympathisers Mohammed Abdullah Basith and Mohd Abdul Qhadeer who were arrested in 2018. The fresh searches were being carried out after a supplementary charge sheet was filed against the accused earlier this year and based on fresh inputs.

“NIA teams are conducting searches at two places here in connection with an ISIS module case,” a senior police official of the Cyberabad Police Commissionerate told PTI.

In August 2018, the agency had arrested Mohammed Abdullah Basith and Mohd Abdul Qhadeer from the city as part of its probe into youngsters being radicalised to carry out terror strikes on behalf of the banned international outfit.

More details awaited.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1‘Occasion inauspicious’: Digvijaya Singh urges PM Modi to postpone Ram Mandir bhumi pujan
2‘Lord Ram’s wish’: Litigant Iqbal Ansari gets first invite for Ram Mandir bhumi pujan
3Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh cremated in Delhi