IS module: NIA conducts fresh searches in Uttar Pradesh’s Amroha

NIA Raids

Amroha (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 1: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday launched “follow up” raids here in connection with the busting of a new Islamic State (IS) module — Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam — last month.

Ten suspects, including the group leader, who were allegedly planning to attack some political personalities, security establishments as well as known places in Delhi and National Capital Region were arrested by the NIA on December 26.

“Follow up searches are being carried out today at five locations in Amroha,” an NIA spokesperson told media.

Earlier in December, the NIA had conducted searches at 17 places — six in East Delhi’s Jafarabad area, six in Amroha, two each in Lucknow and Hapur and one place in Meerut.

During the searches, the officials recovered a country-made rocket launcher, 12 pistols, 112 alarm clocks, 100 mobile phones, 135 SIM cards, several laptops and other electronic gadgets, besides 150 rounds of ammunition.

The probe agency also seized 25 kg of explosive material, such as potassium nitrate, ammonium nitrate, sulphur, sugar material paste, mobile phone circuits, batteries, 51 pipes, remote control car triggering switch, wireless digital doorbell for remote switch, steel containers, electric wires, knife, sword, IS-related literature and Rs 7.5 lakh in cash.

Presently, all the arrested members of “Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam” are in NIA custody.

On December 20, the probe agency had registered a case under several sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Explosive Substances Act and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.


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