Bengaluru, Jan 28: The National Investigating Agency, which recently busted a module of the ISIS in India has learnt that the primary target were foreign nationals in India. These operatives who have been arrested in the past week had met several times in Tumkur, Bengaluru, Telangana and Pune to plan attacks on foreign nationals in India.
Investigators have learnt that they were planning on targeting nationals from France and Britain in a bid to send a message to their respective countries which are engaged in a battle with the ISIS. The NIA has also learnt that these persons were also planning on carrying out blasts at police stations in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Jaipur.
15 more under scanner:
So far the NIA has arrested 14 members alleged to be part of this ISIS module. The NIA says that 15 more are under the scanner. We are still ascertaining the details of these persons and investigations are on. Arrests will be carried if something concrete turns up, an NIA official informed OneIndia.
During the probe being conducted the investigators have also learnt that the number of Indians who have joined the ISIS too has gone up. Some youth from Maharashtra have gone off the radar and are suspected to be part of the ISIS today. The earlier count of 17 Indians with the ISIS has gone up to 23, officials say.
The NIA is currently questioning a youth by the name Rizwan from Maharashtra who is said to have helped youth join the ISIS. This person was alleged to be in touch with other youth from Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh too, the NIA officials say.