The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrested Mohammad Gufran in an ISIS (Islamic State)-conspiracy case after conducting searches on two locations in Hyderabad in connection with an Islamic state module case. Gufran is the 13th suspect to be arrested in the case. He is suspected of being a key conspirator in plans to carry out terror attacks in Delhi-NCR and Uttar Pradesh.
The raids which began in the morning were still underway, officials told news agency PTI. In August 2018, the NIA had arrested two alleged ISIS sympathisers --Mohammed Abdullah Basith and Mohd Abdul Qhadeer -- from the city as part of its larger probe into Indian youngsters being radicalised to carry out terror strikes on behalf of the banned international outfit.
"The fresh raids were being carried out in connection with this module after a supplementary charge sheet was filed against them in February this year and based on fresh inputs," the police added.
"NIA teams are conducting searches at two places here in connection with an ISIS module case," a senior police official of the Cyberabad Police Commissionerate said.
However, he refused to divulge further details.