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ISIS Case: Delhi Court Handovers 10 Arrested Suspects to NIA Custody

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| January 3 , 2019 , 16:41 IST

A Delhi court on Thursday permitted NIA for custodial interrogation of 10 people arrested on the suspicion of being members of an ISIS-inspired group.

Arrested suspects were allegedly planning suicide attacks and serial blasts, targeting politicians as also government installations, in Delhi and other parts of north India.

They were presented in tight security and with covered faces before Additional Sessions Judge Ajay Pandey who ordered in-camera proceedings in the case.

NIA had asked for 15-day custodial interrogation of the accused who were arrested from various parts of the national capital and Uttar Pradesh.

After their custodial interrogation, they will be produced before the court on January 8.

MS Khan, appearing for all the accused, opposed the court's order on the ground that NIA has already uncovered everything about the case.

Those arrested in the case are: Mufti Mohammed Suhail alias Hazrath (29), Anas Yunus (24), Rashid Zafar Raq alias Zafar (23), Saeed alias Sayeed (28), Saeed's brother Raees Ahmad, Zubair Malik (20), Zubair's brother Zaid (22), Saqib Iftekar (26), Mohammed Irshad (in late 20s) and Mohammed Azam (35).

They were arrested after NIA  and ATS jointly carried out searches at six places in Jafrabad, Seelampur in Delhi, and 11 places in Uttar Pradesh - six in Amroha, two in Lucknow, two in Hapur and two in Meerut.

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The terror-activity came in light a month before Republic Day celebrations on January 26.

The probe agency had initially rounded up 16 persons of the group 'Harkat ul Harb e Islam', which loosely translates into war for the cause of Islam.