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