Hyderabad: NIA raids two locations in connection with Islamic State module case

One of the two locations in Hyderabad where raids were carried out by the NIA on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Saturday conducted searches in Hyderabad in connection with a case related to an Islamic State module, reported news agency PTI. The raids were carried out in Hyderabad and Wardha.

"NIA teams are conducting searches at two places in Hyderabad in connection with an ISIS module case," a senior police official of the Cyberabad Police Commissionerate told PTI. "The fresh raids were being carried out in connection with this module after a supplementary chargesheet was filed against them in February this year and based on fresh inputs."

As part of the investigations into the 2016 Abu Dhabi module case, based on reliable information, NIA carried out searches and seized several digital devices and other documents from the houses of the four suspects, whose questioning is going on, the agency said in a release.

The National Investigation Agency is probing a case since 2016 where it is alleged that the members of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were involved in a conspiracy to identify, motivate, radicalise, recruit and train Indian Muslim youth on behalf of the proscribed outfit to carry out terror activities, according to the release.

The NIA had arrested two people in August 2018 for allegedly planning to carry out the terror group's activities in India. Abdullah Basith and Mohammed Abdul Qhadeer were also trying to recruit people into the terror group.

Basith was arrested in 2014 and again in 2015 for trying to travel to Syria from India. Officials said he was "conspiring to further the activities of IS (and) carry out terrorist acts in India". Sources told The Indian Express that he was suspected to have been in touch with key Islamic State recruiter Adnan Hassan Damudi, who had been deported from Dubai in 2016.

-With PTI inputs