New Delhi: Delhi’s Patiala House Court sent Muhammad Absar, the 24-year-old man who was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday to six-day custody. The next date of hearing has been scheduled for January 18.

The NIA arrested Absar from Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut in the recent case of ISIS-inspired Harkut-ul-Harb-e-Islam module.

They also conducted fresh searches at three locations in Meerut, Hapur and Ghaziabad in connection with the latest arrest. With the latest arrest, the NIA has nabbed 12 people so far in this connection.

Absar was a resident of Jasora in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh and used to teach at Jamia Husania Abul Hassan in the Piplera area of Ghaziabad. The NIA spokesperson said he had “visited three places in Jammu and Kashmir in the months of May and August 2018 along with another accused, Iftekhar Sakib, in connection with the terror conspiracy”.

“The accused will be produced in the NIA Special Court in Delhi on Saturday for seeking police custody,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the NIA today produced before Delhi’s Patiala House Court the two accused Suhail and Saqib who was arrested on December 26, 2018, for being members of an ISIS-inspired group and for planning terror attacks across the country. Rest eight suspects are currently in judicial custody.

Delhi’s Patiala House Court has sent both Suhail and Saqib to judicial custody till February 6.

On January 4, the counter-terror probe agency had arrested Naeem, the alleged arms supplier of the Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam, from Meerut. A Delhi court then sent him to 10-day NIA custody.

The NIA, after searches last month, had said it had seized a locally-made rocket launcher, material for suicide vests and 112 alarm clocks to be used as timers. The agency had also said it recovered 25 kg of explosive material — Potassium Nitrate, Ammonium Nitrate and Sulphur.

The group allegedly had also purchased remote control cars and wireless doorbells to use their circuits in assembling remote-controlled improvised explosive devices.

Besides, the NIA also recovered steel containers, electric wires, 91 mobile phones, 134 SIM cards, 3 laptops, knife, sword, ISIS-related literature during the searches.