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NIA detains 10 from UP, New Delhi in alleged connection with Islamic State

NIA conducted searches across 16 locations in Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi in connection with its probe into the new module called 'Harkat ul Harb e Islam'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi/Lucknow 

Visuals from Amroha where NIA is conducting searches in connection with a new ISIS module | Photo: ANI
Visuals from Amroha where NIA is conducting searches in connection with a new ISIS module | Photo: ANI

The on Wednesday detained 10 persons from and New for their suspected involvement with a new inspired terror module planning to carry out blasts in north India, especially in the capital, officials said.

The Investigation Agency conducted searches across 16 locations in and New in connection with its probe into the new module called 'Harkat ul Harb e Islam', they said.

Of the 10 persons detained by the anti-terror probe agency, five were picked up from the western district of following a joint operation with the UP Anti-Terrorist Squad, Inspector General ATS Asim Arun said in Lucknow.

Five more were detained from north-east with the help of Delhi Police's Special Cell, officials said.

"The searches are going on," an spokesperson said.

The group was under surveillance for some time following inputs of their suspicious activities, officials said.

First Published: Wed, December 26 2018. 14:10 IST
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