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NIA arrested 14 suspected terrorists

NIA arrested 14 suspected terrorists

The National Investigative Agency (NIA) has arrested four people for their alleged links with terror outfit ISIS. With that success, the NIA carried out nationwide raids on Friday and arrested 14 suspects with possible ISIS link. NIA has sprung into action after they received reports that ISIS was planning to carry out terror attacks with the upcoming Republic Day next week.

NIA was also given assistance by police forces. They have conducted several raids in Karnataka, Telangana, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. The raids were successful in helping arrest suspected ISIS operatives. With the raids, NIA arrested six people which included two youth in Karnataka for their alleged links with terrorist outfit ISIS. Four of the suspects were from Bengaluru, one was from Tumkur and one was from Hubli.

Furthermore, in their raids, NIA has managed to arrest four suspected ISIS operatives from Telangana capital Hyderabad. One suspect was caught from Mumbra near Mumbai in an operation by Maharashtra ATS and NIA. The raids in Uttarakhand led to the arrest of four young men for alleged links to ISIS.

According to an official with the state anti-terrorist squad, several raids were conducted on cities based on the information NIA received that ISIS suspects or sympathizers have been planning bomb attacks on Republic Day in the city or any other place in the state to cause scare or seek publicity.

Furthermore, five more men were also arrested by the Delhi police special cell. They were suspected of having links with al Qaeda’s Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) module which was busted in December 2015.

The accused have been identified as Abdul Sami, Mohammad Asif, fund raiser and recruiter Zafar Masood, madrassa teacher Abdur Rehman, and former imam of Bengaluru’s Masjid-e-Noorani, Maulana Syed Anzar Shah.

With the recent Pathankot attacks, the NIA does not want to take chances in risking anything happening on Republic Day.

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