Hyderabad, July 12: The ongoing investigations being conducted by the National Investigation Agency has led to the arrest of two more suspected ISIS sympathisers from Hyderabad.
The number of arrests is now 7. The NIA had last month arrested 5 persons from Hyderabad for alleged links with the ISIS.The arrested persons are Yasir Niamatullah and Athaullah Rehman. The NIA accuses them of raising funds.
During the course of the investigations that were conducted, the name of two more persons had cropped up. NIA officials say that these arrests are part of the ongoing probe into the terror conspiracy.
Investigations had revealed that these persons who had pledged their allegiance to the ISIS had planned on carrying out two major blasts in Hyderabad. It was found that they had sourced the material well in advance and were ready to carry out the attacks.
The NIA had said that of all the cases that they had investigated relating to the ISIS, this was the only module that was ready to strike.
NIA officials say that investigations are on and some more youth are on the radar. We are in the process of getting more information and more arrests are likely, the official also added.