NIA conducts raids across Delhi and Uttar Pradesh detains 10 to bust new ISIS-inspired terror module

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Dec 26, 2018, 03:17 PM(IST)

The raids are in connection with a new Islamic State (IS) module styled as Harkat ul Harb-e-Islam. Photograph:( ANI )

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Of the 10 persons detained by the anti-terror probe agency, five were picked up from the western Uttar Pradesh district of Amroha following a joint operation with the UP Anti-Terrorist Squad, Inspector General ATS Asim Arun said in Lucknow.

The National Investigation Agency on Wednesday carried out raids at 16 different locations in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in connection with a new ISIS-inspired terror module 'Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam' and detained ten persons, including one, said to be the leader of the group, officials said.

Of the 10 persons detained by the anti-terror probe agency, five were picked up from the western Uttar Pradesh district of Amroha following a joint operation with the UP Anti-Terrorist Squad, Inspector General ATS Asim Arun said in Lucknow.

Five more were detained from east Delhi`s Jafarabad area with the help of Delhi Police's Special Cell, officials said.

"The searches are going on," an NIA spokesperson said.

The group was under NIA surveillance for some time following inputs of their suspicious activities, officials said.

According to the NIA sources, there were five such teams in Delhi which were planning attacks on important offices in the national capital.

The NIA source said that questioning of those nabbed would reveal vital information about the module, their plans and handlers.  

(With inputs from agencies)

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