An ISIS inspired terror module was busted by National Investigative Agency (NIA) today. They were planning major attacks on VIPs and at public places in north India, especially Delhi. Over 10 operators were arrested.
The terror outfit had plans to target during the Republic day celebrations scheduled next month on 26th January 2019. Among detainees were Islamic clerics, engineers and welding workers.
The gang leader Mufti Sohail from Amroha in Uttar Pradesh worked at mosque. The NIA called the suspects extremely radicalised, the module was operating for over 4 months and were planning suicide attacks and blasts.
Country made rocket launchers were recovered, 25 kg of chemicals which would have been used to make explosives, bulletproof vest, over 100 alarm clocks which can be used to make timers in bombs, more than 100 mobile phones – used as remote detonation devices and 135 SIM cards were also seized during the raids at 17 different locations in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
The module was in touch with foreign handlers, their identity was still not ascertained. The group was arrested after raids were conducted in 17 different locations.