New Delhi, Jan 22: The National Investigating Agency is carrying out a country wide operation in an attempt to bust several modules sympathetic to the ISIS. The NIA is questioning at least 14 persons who were on the radar of the Intelligence Bureau for alleged links to the ISIS.
While two have been arrested in Karnataka, there are four more who have been detained in Hyderabad. NIA sleuths are questioning several more alleged sympathisers of the ISIS across the country. The NIA team is being aided by the police of various other states.
The operation comes ahead of the Republic Day celebrations for which the Intelligence Bureau had issued several terror alerts. Arrests have been carried out in Maharashtra. All these persons have been on the radar of the intelligence bureau for allegedly being sympathetic towards the ISIS.
The intelligence bureau had alerted the police of all states to be on high alert. It had stated in its warning that some persons may try and disrupt peace and harmony in an attempt to protest the visit by French President Francois Hollande. The French President has been on the radar of the ISIS.
Yesterday the French consulate in Bengaluru had received a letter warning against the visit of Hollande. The letter signed as al-Qaeda was sent to the consulate from Chennai. The Bengaluru police is probing the case although it appears to be a hoax.