There were receiving instructions from Baghdadi’s close aide to spread terror across the country.
The arrested terror module which had plotted terror attacks on Republic Day at various locations of the country was constantly in touch with Islamic State Group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. They were receiving instructions from Baghdadi’s close aide to spread terror across the country. NIA along with state police forces had conducted raids in four states of Karnataka, Telangana, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh as 13 people had formed a group named ‘Janood-ul-Khalifa-e-Hind a terror group which is following the ideologies similar to ISIS. Mumbra resident Muddabir Mushtaq Shaikh was arrested in a joint operation carried out by sleuths from Maharashtra ATS and National Investigation Agency (NIA). Mushtaq who is in his early thirties has designated himself as ‘Ameer’ of the organisations while Rizwan Ali, a resident of Kushi Nagar in Uttar Pradesh, was its Naib-Ameer (deputy Chief). Mohammed Nafees Khan of Bihar, who was arrested from Hyderabad, was the group’s ‘Ameer-e-Wyulat’ (head of finance). Shaikh is an unemployed youth residing in Amrut Nagar, Mumbra and he was active on social networking sites.
Meanwhile Rizwan Ali has been remanded to police custody till January, 30. ATS has also sought his custody for further investigations
“The 23-year-old was presented before a holiday magistrate here who remanded him in police custody till January 30,” an ATS official said.
The ATS sleuths suspect that he allegedly radicalised and guided Ayaz Sultan who left the country reportedly to join ISIS last month.
The NIA had registered a case in 2015 after “credible information” was received that the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), also known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or Dawlah-al Islamiyah fil-Iraq wa-sh Sham (DAISH), has been engaged in radicalising Indian youth and motivating them to join the terrorist organisation.
The alleged Islamic State member, Mohammed Hussain Jamil Khan, arrested on Friday night from Mazgaon area, confessed about his involvement with the terror outfit in front of the National Investigating Agency court.
Khan, a businessman by profession lives in Mazgaon area with two wives and four daughters. He is the 15th suspect arrested by the NIA in a nationwide sweep carried out by the agency before Republic Day. He was in touch with Muddabir Mushtaq Shaikh.
Khan had regrets about being involved in the crime. When Judge NK More asked him whether he wanted to say anything about his arrested he replied, “Mujhse galti hogayee, Sir” I have committed a mistake, Sir.
On the other hand, Khan’s lawyer Shabnam Shaikh alleged that her client made a confession under the pressure of probing agency. The court granted three days’ transit remand for Khan and he will be produced before Patiala Court in New Delhi.
Khalid who was arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) for allegedly “recruiting” boys from suburban Malwani for terror outfit ISIS was remanded to police custody till January 30 by the court. He was nabbed from Kushinagar district in Uttar Pradesh and was active on social media.