Crackdown on terrorism continues, search for ISIS sympathizers continues in seven states

Continuing its crackdown on terrorism, raids on pro-ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) cadres were carried out in seven states on Sunday morning.

The operation was based on leads provided by central intelligence agencies.

According to sources, interrogation and forensic examination of the seized digital media is underway.

He was identified by the intelligence agency for his pro-ISIS activities in cyberspace.

Initial revelations suggest that some of them were active in content creation as well as promotion of the India-based ISIS magazine ‘Voice of India’.

What happened on Saturday?

Nationwide raids against ISIS supporters and cadres were carried out on Saturday as part of a coordinated operation by central intelligence agencies to counter the threat posed by the terror group.

More than 25 IS supporters were detained in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Gujarat and Rajasthan.

Sources said the detainees came under notice for “leaning towards ISIS and preparations for violent acts”. Inquiries and forensic tests are currently underway.

In the recent past

CNN-News18 reported on Tuesday that the Tamil Nadu Police arrested Erode-based Islamic State sympathizer Asif Mustin and his associate Yasir Nawab John and recovered a knife, a black IS flag, incriminating documents from their possession. and exported digital media devices.

According to top intelligence sources, these individuals were on the agencies’ radar for some time.

They said Mustin was in touch with the IS Corps in Syria/Iraq and had expressed willingness to carry out suicide attacks in India with the intention of targeting Hindus, monasteries and police stations.

In another IB operation on July 24, Bengaluru police arrested city-based Al-Qaeda (AQ) supporter Akhtar Hussain Lashkar, who hails from Assam.

Based on Hussain’s revelations, one of his colleagues based in Salem – Muhammad. Juba, originally from West Bengal, was arrested by the Tamil Nadu police.

Sources said that both Akhtar and Juba were propagating the ideology of AQ through social media platforms. He added that the duo was in touch with various foreign (Bangladesh and Afghanistan) as well as India-based pro-AQ entities.

“They also intended to ‘migrate’ to Jammu and Kashmir and join AQ ranks for ‘jihad’ against India,” he said.

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