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After Busting ISIS-like Terror Module, NIA Follows Up With Fresh Raids In UP And Punjab; Two Detained

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Less than a month after busting a terrorist module of ISIS from Uttar Pradesh, 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

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.

READ: NIA Busts New ISIS Module; 5 Arrested In Uttar Pradesh Raids

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:

  • Large quantity of weapons
  • Explosive materials
  • A country-made rocket launcher
  • Rs 7.5 lakh
  • 100+ mobile phones
  • 135 sim cards
  • Laptops and memory cards
  • 120 alarm clocks and batteries (to make detonators)
  • Along with that, 25 kilos of explosive chemicals were also found including potassium nitrate, potassium chlorate, sugar paste, sulphur and
  • bomb-making tutorials

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.

READ: NIA's ISIS Crackdown: Huge Cache Of Arms, Explosive Materials, 100+ Mobile Phones, Multiple Targets, Ten Arrests And A Terrifying Terrorist Plot. Details Here

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.

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