Delhi Police detain couple with 'Islamic State links' for instigating anti-CAA protests; duo was planning suicide attacks, say sources

The couple identified as Jahanzaib Sami and his wife Hina Bashir Beigh from Srinagar were detained by Special Cell of Delhi Police, said a senior official.

Asian News International March 08, 2020 19:22:38 IST
Delhi Police detain couple with 'Islamic State links' for instigating anti-CAA protests; duo was planning suicide attacks, say sources
  • Delhi Police on Sunday detained two suspected Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) terrorists in Okhla who were allegedly actively involved in the recent anti-CAA protests.

  • The couple identified as Jahanzaib Sami and his wife Hina Bashir Beigh from Srinagar were detained by Special Cell of Delhi Police, said a senior official.

  • Informed sources told ANI that Sami came under scanner due to his activities on cyberspace.

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Sunday detained two suspected Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) terrorists in Okhla who were allegedly actively involved in the recent anti-CAA protests. Informed sources, meanwhile, alleged that the couple was planning to carry out suicide attacks in the country.

The couple identified as Jahanzaib Sami and his wife Hina Bashir Beigh from Srinagar were detained by Special Cell of Delhi Police, said Pramod Singh Kushwaha, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell). The police recovered electronic gadgets and incriminating material promoting jihadi thought from their possession.

Delhi Police detain couple with Islamic State links for instigating antiCAA protests duo was planning suicide attacks say sources

Jahanzaib Sami and his wife Hina Bashir Beigh. ANI

"A couple, Jahanzaib Sami and Hina Bashir Beigh linked to Khorasan Module of Islamic State were apprehended from Jamia Nagar, Okhla. The couple was instigating anti-CAA protests," said Kushwaha.

Informed sources told ANI that Sami came under scanner due to his activities on cyberspace which revealed his intention to carry out suicide attacks in the country. He was in "association with senior ISKP members in Afghanistan". He was earlier also in contact with Khurasan-based Huzaifa Bakistani (Amir of Wilaya Hind who has since been killed).

During his interrogation, Jahanzaib Sami revealed that he was actively involved on various social media platforms calling on the Indian Muslims to unite and fight against the Indian establishment in protest against the CAA legislation, sources said.

Sami also revealed he was trying to arrange firearms and ammunitions for his planned activities against the CAA. Sami told Police that he was actively involved in the propagation of recently published Islamic State magazine `Sawt al-Hind' (Voice of India) in the month of February 2020.

Sami has also revealed that one of his close associates, Khattab, was in fact Abdullah Basith who is currently lodged in Tihar jail as an undertrial in Islamic State-related cases.

Meanwhile, his wife Hina was also active on pro-Islamic State social media platforms under the name of Catijah al Kashmiri/Hannabee and played a role of facilitator in spotting talents on cyberspace and further motivating them.

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