The raids were carried out based on leads that emerged from the interrogation of Mohammad Gufran and Mohammad Faiz in connection with the ongoing probe into ISIS's new module called 'Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam'
New Delhi: Post the Sri Lanka serial blasts, the National Investigating Agency (NIA) has intensified the crackdown on terror modules in the country and continuing with its alacrity, the agency nabbed five more suspects from Uttar Pradesh's Amroha district.
The premier investigation agency carried out raids in Amroha's Mohalla Mullana and the detained five suspects.
The raids were carried out based on leads that emerged from the interrogation of Mohammad Gufran and Mohammad Faiz in connection with the ongoing probe into ISIS's new module called 'Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam'.
Sources in the NIA said that they would rather not call this a raid, but an investigation and questioning of people in the matter. These places and people have been identified after investigation. The NIA is trying to get a terror suspect to identify locations and associates so that the investigation can be taken a step further.
Earlier, Mohammad Faiz was arrested allegedly for plotting to carry out attacks in Delhi and NCR.
"Faiz was found to be the main member of the Pro-IS module Harkat-Ul-Harb-E-Islam, who was instrumental in bringing other members besides founding the group. The investigation has revealed that he was closely involved in the procurement of arms and ammunition for the group to carry out terrorist acts in and around the National Capital Region,” an NIA release said.
Faiz, a resident of Delhi, is one of the 14 arrests made so far.
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Last Updated May 3, 2019, 11:24 AM IST