Nine arrested in Delhi Police-UP ATS crackdown on ISIS suspects

Devyani Sultania
Nine arrested in Delhi Police-UP ATS crackdown on ISIS suspects

At least nine Islamic State (ISIS) suspects were arrested from different locations in a joint operation by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police and the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad (ATS)  on Thursday.

Three suspects were arrested from Jalandhar, Bijnor and Mumbai for plotting terror activities. According to ANI, the UP Special Task Force and ATS also detained a suspect from Narkatiaganj in Bihar.

"Nine people from different locations were held by the police. Interrogation is underway. We have evidence against four such people. All are self motivated/radicalized and not in liaison with any group," Additional Director General (Law and Order) Daljeet Singh Choudhary told reporters.

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He added: "In the searches conducted, no incriminating evidence has been found as yet. But it can be called a possible criminal conspiracy. They are misguided youths and can be admitted to the mainstream after counselling."

The joint operation was conducted at several places like Mumbai, Punjab, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, News18 reported.

Media reports suggest three terror suspects were inspired by the Islamic State group and they have read radical literature circulated by affiliates of the terrorist organisation.

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An investigation into the matter is presently underway. 

More details are awaited.

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