NIA, Delhi police arrest alleged ISIS and al-Qaeda sympathisers from Karnataka

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Bengaluru, Jan 22: Four persons have been arrested in Karnataka in two different cases by a team of the National Investigating Agency and the Delhi police Special cell. While one case relates to the ISIS, the other is said to be connected to an al-Qaeda module.

Two persons were arrested in Bengaluru while the other two arrests took place in Mangaluru and Tumkur. While the arrests in Mangaluru and Tumkur were carried out by the NIA, the two other arrests in Bengaluru were done by the Special cell of the Delhi police. 

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The NIA's case relates to two persons said to be sympathetic towards the ISIS. The NIA team detained two persons namely Najmul Huda and Syed Hussain from Mangaluru and Tumkur respectively.

The duo were detained on the allegation that they were propagating on behalf of the ISIS. Najmul Huda is a resident of Bajpe in Mangalore. He is a chemical engineering student.

The other person, Syed Hussain is a resident of Tumkur and was picked up from his house early this morning. Both have been accused of luring youth to join the ISIS. Meanwhile the NIA is also questioning four others from Hyderabad in connection with the same case.

Two other persons were detained from Jakkasandra in Bengaluru for their alleged links to a cleric who was sympathetic to the cause of the al-Qaeda.

Two weeks back the Delhi police had arrested Anzar Shah a cleric from Bengaluru on the charge that he was trying to propagate on behalf of the al-Qaeda. The duo arrested at Jakkasandra are said to be associated with the cleric.

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