On Thursday three persons were taken into custody on the charge that they were part of a module sympathetic towards the Islamic State. In a joint operation of the Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad, one alleged recruiter was arrested.
A source said that the 26-year-old Nazim Shamshad Ahmed is being questioned and will be taken from Mumbra in Maharashtra to UP for further questioning. The team conducted a raid at Mumbra and arrested Ahmed while also detaining Gulfam and Ujeda Abrar.
Ahmed according to the ATS had moved from Bijnor in UP to Mumbra and was staying with the other two in a flat. It was revealed during investigations that Ahmed had recruited several persons into a module sympathetic towards the IS.
The ATS is trying to find out where Ahmed got money from despite him being unemployed.
ATS sources say that this module was allegedly planning strikes in Maharashtra. When asked if they were part of the IS, an officer said that they took inspiration from the outfit. They, however, did not divulge specific details about their plans while adding that they were investigating the matter further.