NIA picks up a youth in Hyderabad for ISIS links


National | Written by : IANS| Updated: Sat, Apr 20, 2019, 06:00 PM


NIA picks up a youth in Hyderabad for ISIS links

Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday conducted raids at a few places in Hyderabad and arrested a youth for his alleged links with an ISIS module.

The NIA sleuths picked up the accused after conducting searches at eight places in the old city of Hyderabad, police sources said. The NIA had also raided one place in Maharashtra's Wardha.

The youth was shifted to NIA's regional office in Madhapur here for questioning.

The raids were carried out in connection with the module and based on the inputs given by two accused arrested last year.

The NIA had filed a supplementary chargesheet against Abdullah Basith and Mohammed Abdul Qhadeer in a court in New Delhi in February this year.

According to the chargesheet, Basith, a resident of Chandrayangutta in Hyderabad, was continuously making efforts to propagate the ideology of ISIS in India for which he entered into a conspiracy with ISIS handlers and his associates. He and his associates were involved in identifying, motivating, and radicalizing gullible Muslim youths to join hands with him in the conspiracy.

The NIA said Abdul Qhadeer, also a resident of Chandrayanagutta, came under the influence of Basith because of their common intention to propagate the ideology of ISIS in India for which he actively started meeting the other gang members. 

"The recovery of explosive substances from his possession establishes his intention to fabricate an Improvised Explosive Device (IED)," the agency had said in February.