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ISIS module: NIA arrests man from UP's Ghaziabad

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The said Saturday it has made a fresh arrest from in in connection with its probe against an ISIS-inspired group, which was allegedly planning suicide attacks and serial blasts, targeting politicians and government installations, in and other parts of north

The agency also conducted fresh searches on Saturday at three locations in Meerut, and in connection with the latest arrest.

An agency said (24) was arrested by NIA sleuths from on Friday night.

With the latest arrest, the NIA has nabbed 12 people so far in this connection.

He said Absar was a resident of Jasora in district of and used to teach at Jamia Husania Abul Hassan in the Piplera area of

Absar, the said, had "visited three places in in the months of May and August 2018 along with another accused, Iftekhar Sakib, in connection with the terror conspiracy".

He will be produced before a special NIA court here on Saturday and his custody will be sought, he said.

The NIA had said the accused were part of 'Harkat ul Harb e Islam' module of global terrorist group

The NIA, after searches last month, had said it had seized a locally-made rocket launcher, material for suicide vests and 112 alarm clocks to be used as timers.

The agency had also said it recovered 25 kg of explosive material -- Potassium Nitrate, Ammonium Nitrate and Sulphur.

The group allegedly had also purchased remote control cars and to use their circuits in assembling remote controlled improvised

Besides, the NIA also recovered steel containers, electric wires, 91 mobile phones, SIM cards, 3 laptops, knife, sword, ISIS-related literature during the searches.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 15:20 IST