Less than a month after busting a terror module of ISIS from Uttar Pradesh, in which 10 people were detained, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) detained two more people as they conducted fresh set of raids in western UP and Punjab.
The investigative agency conducted searches in seven places in the two states in connection to the arrests made on December 26, 2018. They detained two individuals from Hapur in Uttar Pradesh.
One of those detained by the agency was Mftu Saquib Iftekar. During his interrogation, he admitted visiting Rajouri, Tral and Bandipore in J&K in May and August, 2018 for training. Further, he also revealed meetig a local contact and discussing about training and weapon procurement. He worked as an imam in Jama Masjid, Baksar and was arrested for procuring weapons.
This is the second massive operation by the agency in the past month. Just before the start of 2019, a massive search operation in UP and Delhi resulted in busting of an ISIS-like terror module.
In the previous operation, the NIA confirmed that the detainees were planning to destabilize India through a series of terror attacks in the country. The agency had revealed that the conspirators were in their final stage of planning before they were taken into custody. The following items were seized from them:
It was also found out that the detainees had the target to attack crowded places and prominent personalities. A video was also found, in which one of the detainees could be seen showing how to make a bomb.
Following those arrests, the NIA had made it clear that it would continue its investigations into this matter, and had promised more search operations and raids in their efforts to take down the ISIS terror module.