New IS module: NIA detains 4, conducts raids at 7 places in UP, Punjab


NEW DELHI: The NIA on Thursday has detained four persons during raids at seven places in connection with new IS modules, officials said.

The raids were conducted at seven places in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.

They are probing  into a new Islamic State (IS)-inspired module Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam. Simultaneous searches were conducted by the sleuths at seven locations, including Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur, Bulandshahr, Meerut, Hapur and Amroha and Punjab’s Ludhiana, according to a senior NIA official.

The officials said among those arrested is a Maulvi from Ludhiana. Reports said the fresh searches came five days after the counter-terror probe agency nabbed a suspect from Hapur. He is affiliated to a global terror outfit.

A  50-year-old Mohammad Habib, a resident of Kaloli village in Bulandshahr district, was detained by NIA on Thursday. The general store owner has spent over 25 years in Saudi Arabia and was likely to be brought to NIA’s Delhi office for questioning, officials said.


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