NIA and ISD Apprehend Terror Suspect In Bengaluru

Mohammed Arif, a software program engineer from Uttar Pradesh, and Hamraz Worshid Shaikh, a resident of Thane, had been each taken into custody throughout a mixed operation by the NIA, ISD, and the native police on suspicion of getting connections to Al-Qaeda.

A software program engineer was held by the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) and the Inner Safety Division (ISD) in Bengaluru on February 11, 2023, due to his alleged ties to the banned terrorist group Al-Qaeda within the Indian Subcontinent. A search and seizure operation carried out within the suspect’s residence in Bengaluru’s Manjunath, Thanisandra Highway, found his alleged ties to the Islamic State (IS) and his intentions to go away the nation.

Mohammed Arif, a resident of Uttar Pradesh who was suspected of getting ties to Al-Qaeda, was captured because of an investigation by the NIA, the ISD, and the native police. Arif is a software program engineer for an IT agency in Bengaluru and is married with two youngsters. In keeping with police sources, Arif had plans to maneuver his household to Uttar Pradesh earlier than heading to Syria in March to hitch the Islamic State.

The Starting

The operation that happened on Saturday was a continuation of a case that was initially reported to the Tilak Nagar police station on July 24, 2022, and featured the arrests of two suspected terrorists in Salem, Tamil Nadu, and Bengaluru, respectively.

A 23-year-old Assamese man named Akhtar Hussain was apprehended inside his rented home in July 2022. He had over a yr of expertise as a meals supply govt. After concentrating on one in all his colleagues who labored within the Salem textile business, the NIA apprehended him after maintaining a tally of him.

Authorities assert that the accused was utilizing social media and a Telegram account to prepare a gathering to debate potential subversive acts with a terror group.

 In cooperation with the ISD, the NIA re-registered the case on November 30 and is at the moment pursuing further accused individuals.

Statements by the Dwelling Minister

Dwelling Minister Araga Jnanendra of Karnataka claims that Arif was apprehended because of particular data. The Minister acknowledged in an announcement, “Following particular intelligence, the Bengaluru police detained Mohammed Arif from Thanisandra final night time (February 10, 2023). He’s being questioned.”

The Second Arrest

In a coordinated operation with the ISD and neighbourhood police in Thane, Maharashtra, the NIA additionally arrested Mohammed Arif. On the identical day that Arif was arrested, a man by the identify of Hamraz Worshid Shaikh was additionally taken into custody on related costs of participating in a plot to make use of social media to radicalise adolescents and incite them to behave violently and terroristically.

In keeping with NIA authorities, “The 2 had been detained for interrogation on Saturday throughout searches in Thanisandra, Bengaluru, and Palghar-Thane, Maharashtra. The Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) seized the 2 suspects on Sunday in reference to an investigation right into a scheme by a terrorist group to radicalize youngsters and encourage them to have interaction in acts of terrorism and bloodshed.”

A number of individuals had been held within the Shivamogga district final yr on suspicion of getting connections to ISIS, in accordance with the NIA, who acknowledged that the search operations had been carried out because of an FIR.

“In keeping with Mr. Jnanedra, the house minister of Karnataka, “anybody desirous to affiliate themselves with teams that want to damage India by stoking communal tensions can be repressed.”

As reported by Jivika Gulati