ISIS Conspiracy Case: NIA Raids 44 Locations In Karnataka, Maharashtra, 13 Held

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrested 13 people in Pune, Maharashtra, in a case related to a conspiracy by the global terror group ISIS to carry out terror attacks across the country. The arrests came after a raid of 44 locations in Maharashtra and Karnataka, ANI reported.

Of the total locations being raided by the NIA, the agency sleuths searched one place in Karnataka, 2 in Pune, 31 in Thane Rural, 9 in Thane city and one in Bhayandar.

The NIA has been carrying out extensive investigations to foil the terrorist outfit’s plans to spread terror and violence in India.

The case relates to a criminal conspiracy hatched by accused persons and their associates, who had pledged to the violent extremist ideology of proscribed terrorist organisations including Al-Qaeda and ISIS and had formed a terrorist gang.

The main objective of ISIS is to establish a Caliphate by indulging in terrorist activities across different countries in the world including India, according to the report.

A suspect, Aakif Ateeque Nachan, allegedly involved in making explosives was arrested last August, the sixth accused to be ever arrested in an ISIS terror module case.Five others — Tabish Nasser Siddiqui from Mumbai, Zubair Noor Mohammed Shaikh alias Abu Nusaiba and Adnan Sarkar from Pune, and Sharjeel Shaikh and Zulfikar Ali Barodawala from Thane were arrested by the agency last month, NDTV said in a report.

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