Suspected ISIS to be brought on transit remand to Lucknow

Abu Zaid, the ISIS suspect arrested by UP ATS Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Nov 05, 2017, 09.56 AM (IST)

The ISIS suspect who was arrested on Sunday by the Uttar Pradesh Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) in Mumbai has been taken to Lucknow for transit remand. 

According to ADG (LO) Anand Kumar "We have arrested a terror suspect Abu Zaid from Mumbai airport. We are bringing him on transit remand to Lucknow from Mumbai." he said in a press conference.

"In the month of April, UP ATS arrested four people and Zaid was the ideologue of his group. They radicalised people to join ISIS and other Islamic groups via whatsApp group," Kumar informed.

Omar alfaz Nazim, Ghazi Baba alias Mujmimil, Mufti alias Faizan and Zakwan alias Ehtesham who were in the same group as Zaid were arrested in April. 

As per reports, the police had been on a look out for Zaid for a long period of time.

Abu Zaid ran the terrorist network from Dubai involving several youths from Western Uttar Pradesh.

Zaid is said to be directly connected with the other members who have been arrested from Bijnor and Western Uttar Pradesh.

The police had been tracking his movement for a very long time and arrested him as soon as he landed in Mumbai.

(With inputs from ANI)