Update at 2:30 PM: 4 new arrests have been made in the raids by NIA in Delhi. 7 pistols, swords, grenade launchers have been recovered along with 100 ISIS flags. Hafiz Sohail, a resident of Jafrabad was arrested from Amroha, Uttar Pradesh.
Update at 12:42 PM: 10 people have been detained and all the detainees were monitored online. They arrested people were active online, trying to recruit people and engage them.
In a crucial operation, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is carrying out raids in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh to bust an ISIS terror module. Five arrests have already been made in Uttar Pradesh.
Raids in 16 places are afoot in a joint effort between the NIA, the Delhi Police and Anti Terror Squad of Uttar Pradesh. Explosives and weapons, including ammonium nitrate, have been recovered.
A confirmation from the NIA spokesperson has affirmed that the raids are in connection with the ISIS module called 'Harkat-ul-harb-e-Islam'. It is likely that massive arrests will take place, busting hideouts. For now, five arrests have been made in Uttar Pradesh in a collaborated operation between ATS and NIA
In the past, NIA was already pursuing leads pertaining to ISIS investigation in Kerala, Karnataka, Hyderabad and Uttar Pradesh.
Back in December 2017 a report of the Ministry of Home Affairs stated that 103 accused in cases against ISIS sympathisers were arrested by the NIA, out of which most of the arrests were from Uttar Pradesh.
In 2017, Republic TV had stung and exposed an ISIS module in Hyderabad, leading to arrests of the members involved. Watch the video here