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NIA busts IS inspired terror module; 10 arrested

NIA has on Wednesday conducted searches at 17 locations in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi in connection with a new ISIS-inspired module styled as ‘Harkat ul Harb-e-Islam’. 

Briefing media in New Delhi on Wednesday evening, NIA Inspector General, Alok Mittal said the module was in an advanced stage of carrying out a series of blasts. 

He said that NIA has arrested 10 accused after initial interrogation of the 16 suspects.

 Mr Mittal added that the level of preparation suggests their aim was to carry out explosions in near future by remote control blasts and fidayeen attacks. He informed that the mastermind is Mufti Sohail, who is a native of Amroha in Uttar Pradesh.

Total amount worth Rs 7.5 lakh was recovered, and around 100 mobile phones, 135 SIM cards, laptops and memory were also seized. 

He added that these suspects were making remote control bombs.

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