Ratlam, May 7: The National Investigation is likely to take over the probe into the Ratlam terror case.
A module comprising five persons owing loyalties to the ISIS was busted in a joint operation by the Central Intelligence Bureau and the Madhya Pradesh police [Burdwan investigation: How bad politics can put a nation at risk]
Home Ministry officials informed OneIndia that they have spoke with the Madhya Pradesh government and asked them to hand over the probe to the NIA.
NIA has work overseas
The roping in of the NIA is important in this case since has ramifications beyond India. Irfan Khan the module boss at Ratlam was in touch with Shafi Armar who is currently the head of the Ansar ul Tawhid the recruitment wing for the ISIS in India.
Moreover Khan had travelled to Dubai and the Gulf apparently in connection with this module. The Ratlam module was set up by Khan and four others in coordination with Armar and they were allegedly planning a series of attacks in Madhya Pradesh.
An NIA team which is watching the case will take over once a formal notification is issued. The NIA is already probing cases relating to Areeb Majeed who had joined the ISIS but later returned to India.