ONI Bureau: In a major crackdown on terror, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday conducted searches across 17 locations in 5 cities of Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi in connection with probe into a new ISIS module and busted a new Islamic State-inspired module called ‘Harkat ul Harb e Islam’.
According to the NIA IG, the ISIS-linked terrorists were allegedly planning to carry out blasts in north India, especially in the national capital and they were in touch with a foreign agent. Their targets were political persons and other important personalities, NIA IG said.
While 10 people have been arrested in connection with its probe into a new ISIS module, large quantities of explosive material, weapons, total amount worth Rs 7.5 lakh, nearly 100 mobile phone, 135 SIM cards, laptops and ammunition including a country made rocket launcher have been recovered so far.
The National Investigation Agency conducted searches in Delhi’s Seelampur and UP’s Amroha, Hapur, Meerut and Lucknow.