New Delhi, Sep 15 (Language) A suspect has been arrested in raids conducted in several states by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the case of the Jharkhand module of the banned terrorist organization ISIS. An official provided this information on Friday.
An agency spokesperson said the raids followed the arrest of Aligarh Muslim University student Faizan Ansari in July. Ansari had come in contact with extremist people while living near the university campus.
The official said raids were conducted at the hideouts of the suspects at nine locations in six states and Rahul Sen alias Omar alias Omar Bahadur was arrested.
“Incriminating material including electronic and digital devices (laptops, pen drives, mobile phones), a knife and several ISIS-related documents were seized,” the spokesman said.
He said raids were conducted in the districts of Siwan in Bihar, Jaunpur, Azamgarh and Maharajganj in Uttar Pradesh, Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh, Ludhiana in Punjab, South Goa in Goa, Yadgir in Karnataka and Mumbai in Maharashtra.
The spokesman said 23-year-old Sen was arrested from Ratlam for his active role in the terrorist conspiracy. The spokesman said the conspiracy includes spreading ISIS propaganda through social media for radicalization activities and recruiting innocent youths to carry out various terrorist activities.
The NIA had registered a case on July 19 under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and Ansari was arrested the next day.
“Investigation revealed that Ansari (19) along with his associates and unknown others had conspired to form a Jharkhand terror module through social media platforms with the aim of providing active support to ISIS, a banned terrorist organisation,” the spokesperson said. to promote terrorist activity and spread its propaganda.
“The aim of the conspiracy was to carry out violent terrorist attacks in India on behalf of ISIS and to recruit youth to work for the banned organisation,” he said.
The officer said Ansari, an economics graduate, lived in a lodge near Aligarh Muslim University. During this time he came in contact with some radical people who were connected to ISIS officials and they formed a group to attract other people to join ISIS.
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