New Delhi, Aug 12: In a major breakthrough, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday arrested two people for having alleged links with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a proscribed terrorist organization. As per a tweet by new agency ANI, the arrests have been made from Hyderabad.

The accused were identified as Mohammed Abdullah Basith (24) and Mohammed Abdul Qhadeer (19). ANI reported that both came under the radar of the security agency after police received information that the accused are associated with a group of three youth who were arrested from Maharashtra’s Nagpur airport two years back for allegedly training youth to carry out terrorist attacks.

The NIA also conducted raids at as many as seven places on August 6 in Hyderabad. A lot of incriminating material was recovered and seized. The same has been sent to CFSL Hyderabad for analysis and data extraction.

Last year, investigating agency had arrested six persons, including two youth, in Karnataka for their alleged links with the dreaded ISIS terror outfit. The NIA had nabbed four suspected ISIS operatives from Telangana capital Hyderabad. One suspect was arrested from Mumbra near Mumbai in an operation by Maharashtra ATS and NIA.

(With agency inputs)