Lucknow: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday began follow-up searches at five locations in Amroha in connection with the ISIS module case of last week. The raids began late on Monday night, said reports. (Also read: ‘Premature to Call Suspects Terrorists on Basis of ‘Sutli Bombs’,’ Says Mehbooba)
In the raids, NIA recovered ISIS flags from the homes of two Harkat ul Harb e Islam members. An NIA team had been stationed in Amroha for a while in preparation for the raids, said reports. The team cordoned off Saidpur Imma village before raiding the houses of Raees and Sayeed. Reports say the team has collected incriminating material from the raids.
Media reports said the team has gathered ISIS flags. Village pradhan reportedly helped the sleuths in their work though locals are upset over the repeated raids. They claim that NIA is trying to pin the blame on innocents.
On Monday, the NIA had carried out searches at several places in the national capital and questioned a few people. A senior NIA official said that the agency had carried out searches at few places in east Delhi’s Jafarabad area. The official said that the agency had also questioned few suspects. As per NIA, this group was preparing for a terror attack. The group named Haqat-Ul-Herb-e-Islam was inspired by ISIS. Now, the probe agency has done a fresh raid after a tip-off from suspected terrorist Mufti Sohail.
The NIA’s search comes within four days after it arrested ten people, including the group head Mufti Mohammad Suhail as they were allegedly planning terror attacks targeting some political personalities and security establishments as well as crowded places in Delhi and the national capital region (NCR).