India: Five people have been arrested and 10 detained in a major operation conducted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh today. The NIA carried out raids at 16 locations in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. The raids were in connection with busting a new IS module called ‘Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam’.
The raids were carried out in collaboration with the Anti Terror Squad of the Uttar Pradesh Police and the special cell of the Delhi Police. Sources said the NIA had been monitoring activities of the module for a long time.
Pistols, ammonium nitrate and material used for making improvised explosive device (IED) were recovered from their possession. Police have seized seven pistols with live rounds in Delhi and a pistol and a grenade from Amroha, UP.
Police claim that the arrested people were planning to attack headquarters of the Delhi Police, RSS office, among other places.
The NIA team was commissioned from Lucknow. The five people were reportedly arrested from a madrassa in UP’s Amroha. The agency is presently interrogating the 10 people who have been detained.
In Delhi, raids were carried out in Seelampur.
SOURCE: India Today