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Man arrested for providing arms to suspected terrorist group sent to judicial custody

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A court Monday sent Muhammad Naeem, arrested for allegedly providing weapons to members of a suspected ISIS-inspired terrorist group, to judicial custody on Monday.

sent the accused to custody till February 6 after was produced on the expiry of his NIA custody and the probe agency did not seek his further custodial interrogation, his said.

The 21-year-old was arrested from in western on January 3 and produced before the court the next day, who sent the accused to 10 days of NIA custody.

Naeem, the probe agency said, supplied weapons to the members of a suspected Islamic State-inspired group which was busted on December 26, wherein the NIA had arrested 10 men, including a 'mufti' from Amroha in western

The agency said the terrorist group were planning suicide attacks and serial blasts targeting politicians and installations in and other parts of north The 10 accused are currently in judicial custody.

Those arrested are: Mufti Mohammed Suhail alias Hazrath (29), (24), Rashid Zafar Raq alias Zafar (23), alias Sayeed (28), Saeed's brother Raees Ahmad, (20), Zubair's brother (22), Saqib Iftekar (26), (in late 20s) and (35).

The accused were arrested after raids in and at six places in Amroha, two in Lucknow, two in Hapur and two in

The NIA had seized a locally-made rocket launcher, material for suicide vests and 112 alarm clocks to be used as timers during its searches.

The NIA had recently arrested another accused, 24-year-old Muhammed Absar, in the case who was sent to six days of the agency's custody by a on Saturday.

The agency said it had recovered 25 kg of explosive materials potassium nitrate, ammonium nitrate and sulphur after the raids.

The ISIS-inspired group -- 'Harkat ul Harb e Islam' which loosely translates into war for the cause of Islam -- allegedly had purchased remote control cars and to use their circuits in assembling remote-controlled improvised

The NIA had also seized steel containers, electric wires, 91 mobile phones, SIM cards, three laptop computers, a knife, a sword and ISIS-related literature.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 19:45 IST