Three suspected Islamic State operatives arrested by Delhi Police and UP ATS from Mumbai, Jalandhar and Bijnor

Three terror suspects have been arrested in joint raids by Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in coordination with police of five states, officials told IANS on Thursday. The arrested are suspected to be part of an Islamic State module that was looking for potential recruits in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.

"UP ATS conducted joint anti-terror raids in Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh in coordination with police of the five states," UP ATS Chief Asim Arun told IANS.

Arun said that three persons have been arrested in Mumbai, Jalandhar and Bijnor for conspiring to carry out terror activities.

"The police is interrogating six other persons. Legal action will be taken on the basis of evidence," he said.

The police had received information that some hyperactive members of a terror group were trying to recruit new members.

The operation was conducted with the help of the Special Cell of Delhi Police, Crime Investigation Cell of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra ATS, Punjab Police and Bihar Police.

Almost a month ago, police had busted an Islamic State-influenced terror module and a suspected member, Saifullah, was killed in a 12-hour siege and anti-terror operation in Lucknow. The module was allegedly involved in the Ujjain train blast.

According to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe reports, the Islamic State-inspired module had made a failed attempt to carry out an explosion at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Lucknow on Dussehra last year.

With inputs from IANS


Published Date: Apr 20, 2017 11:59 am | Updated Date: Apr 20, 2017 01:07 pm

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