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54 ISIS sympathisers arrested from various parts of India, govt informs parliament

Rajya Sabha Was Today Informed That Fifty-four Supporters And Sympathisers Of Dreaded Terror Group ISIS Have Been Arrested From Various Parts Of The Country.

PTI | Updated on: 11 Aug 2016, 04:39:50 PM
54 ISIS supporters arrested in the country: govt

New Delhi:

Rajya Sabha was today informed that Fifty-four supporters and sympathisers of dreaded terror group ISIS have been arrested from various parts of the country.

The National Investigation Agency and state police forces have registered cases to investigate the alleged links with ISIS in different places, Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said.

"54 ISIS supporters or sympathisers have so far beenarrested before they could carry out any terrorist attack inthe country," he said replying a written question. 

Ahir said the NIA has so far charge sheeted 29 accusedunder the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967. As per available information, some individuals have been reported missing from Kerala, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Jammu andKashmir, Jharkhand and West Bengal and are suspected to have joined terrorist outfits like ISIS, the Minister said. 

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First Published : 11 Aug 2016, 04:07:00 PM

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