New Delhi: Two suspected terrorists associated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) may have entered Uttar Pradesh from the India-Nepal border, the police said on Sunday. Also Read - Ghaziabad: Containment Zones Go up From 233 to 321 Within a Day Amid Spike in Coronavirus Cases | Check Full List Here
An alert has been sounded in Maharajganj, Kushinagar, and Siddharth Nagar districts of Uttar Pradesh after receiving intelligence input on the same. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Records Highest-ever Daily Spike of 18,021 Coronavirus Cases
“It has come to the fore that two wanted terrorists Abdul Samad and Iliyas can escape to Nepal from Uttar Pradesh,” IG (Basti range) Ashutosh Kumar told PTI. Also Read - Coronavirus In Lucknow: UP Law Minister Says Lockdown Possible, Situation Precarious
As per reports, photographs have been widely circulated so that the two could be identified. However, the top officer said he was not aware of which outfit they were affiliated to.
The suspected ISIS terrorists were initially spotted in Siliguri district of West Bengal following which the police launched a massive manhunt to nab the two.
The 1,751-km-long porous frontier between India and Nepal has invited unlawful activities time and again and has reportedly been used by Pakistani elements and terrorists in the past. A number of such operatives have been nabbed by Indian border guarding agencies.