NIA Arrests 2 Men From Hyderabad For Conspiring To Carry Out Terror Activities In India On ISIS Directives

| August 12 , 2018 , 16:57 IST

Leading up to Independence day on August 15 security forces have gone on high alert amidst intelligence reports of possible militant attacks. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Hyderabad has arrested 2 men on Sunday for conspiring to carry out terror activities in India on the instructions of the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group.

The NIA arrested 24-year-old Mohammed Abdullah Basith, a resident of Hafeezbaba Nagar and 19-year-old Abdul Qhadeer, a resident of Chandrayangutta, after the investigative agency received inputs of Basith's association with ISIS operative Adnan Hassan.

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On August 6, the NIA had conducted raids on 7 places in Hyderabad City, recovering a considerable amount of incriminating material which has been sent to CFSL Hyderabad for analysis and data extraction.

A senior NIA officer said that explosive material had been recovered from Basith nearly a week ago and that he had been in the process of making bombs to carry out terror attacks in India. Basith had reportedly been planning to flee and join the ISIS in 2016 but failed to do so. He and Qhadeer had been under NIA scanner for some time.

After the 2016 module was busted, Basith received over Rs 53,000 from UAE for recruiting and radicalising more youths towards the ISIS.

Adnan Hassan, along with Sheikh Azhar ul Islam and Mohammed Farhan Shaikh had been arrested in 2016 in an ISIS module case for recruiting and training Indian Muslim youths to carry out terror activities for the Islamic State. During the trial Sheikh Azhar ul Islam and Mohammed Farhan Shaikh pleaded guilty and were sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment, while trial against accused Adnan Hassan is still going on.