UP ATS busts ISIS module, arrests 3

20 Apr 2017 | Written by Gaurav Jeyaraman; Edited by Gogona Saikia
ISIS module busted in UP

In a joint operation conducted by the Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra ATS, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Punjab Police 3 people operating a suspected ISIS module were arrested from different parts of the country.

The three were arrested from Mumbai, Bijnor and Jalandhar. 6 others are being interrogated.

It is the latest in a series of arrests linked to ISIS.

In context: ISIS module busted in UP

ISIS IndiaRising threat of ISIS in India

In recent times, several Indians have gone abroad to fight alongside ISIS. A few days back 13 Indian ISIS fighters including 2 commanders were killed when the US dropped the MOAB on Afghanistan.

In recent months over 80 people have been arrested across the country for ISIS links according to government data.

Maharashtra, Kerala and Uttar Pradesh continue to be particularly vulnerable to ISIS-penetration.

20 Apr 2017UP ATS busts ISIS module, arrests 3

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Government says no need to worry

Despite the recent spate of ISIS related arrests in the country, Home Minister Rajnath Singh stated that there was no evidence that group managed to establish an ideological base in the country. He reassured people that there was "nothing to worry about."

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While Nazim Shamshad Ahmed, the kingpin, radicalized youths and arranged funds, others were responsible for spreading communal tension, arranging arms and including new members.

75 people have been arrested from across the country for IS-related activities.

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New UP director general of police, Sulkhan Singh clarified that they could neutralize any threat.