Bengaluru, Jan 22: Two persons believed to be ISIS sympathisers have been arrested in Karnataka. The two persons arrested have been identified as Najmul Huda and Syed Hussain.
The two were arrested early this morning after the police had received information about their alleged links to the ISIS.
Najmul Huda is a resident of Bajpe in Mangalore. He is a chemical engineering students. The other person, Syed Hussain is a resident of Tumkur and was picked up from his house early this morning. [ISI or ISIS: Who exactly is present in India?]
The two persons are alleged to have been sympathetic towards the ISIS. The police say that some material that had been found on them suggests that they were sympathetic towards the terror group ISIS which is banned in India.
We are investigating the matter and will try and find out if there is more to this case.
These arrests come in the wake of the Ansar-ul-Tawhid relaunching operations in a bid to recruit Indians into the ISIS. The Ansar was founded by Sultan Armar a resident of Bhatkal in Karnataka.
However, after his death in Syria, the outfit is now being run by his brother Shafi Armar, intelligence bureau officials say.
Meanwhile, four more persons are being questioned by the police for their alleged links to the ISIS.