Terror suspect held in Maha wanted to do “sabotage work”: ATS

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Terror suspect held in Maha wanted to do “sabotage work”: ATS

Mumbai, Apr 27 (PTI) Online propaganda videos on Jihad inspired Nazim Shamshad Shah, the suspected ISIS member who was arrested last week during a nation-wide sweep, and he wanted to do some “sabotage work”, investigators today claimed.

“He was impressed by Jihadi thoughts while watching some video clips on Facebook and started chatting (online) on the topic,” an official of Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad said here.

Shah was arrested from Mumbra in neighbouring Thane in a joint operation of Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh ATS as a part of a multi-agency nationwide crack-down on April 20. Three others were arrested from Punjab, UP and Bihar.

Shah had come to Mumbra from Bijnour in UP for a job three months ago, the ATS officer added.

He wanted to do some “sabotage work” and his local connections were being investigated, said the official.

Investigation also revealed that Shah had worked in Saudi Arabia in two stints. First he worked as a plumber in Damam for two years and then at “Habab in Makkah” in 2015, the official added.

While in Saudi, he was arrested by local police in a passport-related case and jailed for 18 days. He was then deported to India.

Currently he is in the custody of UP police.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.