How this officer pretended to be a Syrian handler to bust UP IS module
He pretended to be a handler and drew them into a conversation. This senior police officer from Telangana told a group of men that he was contacting them from Syria and wanted the module of the Islamic State to thrive in India. It was the specific inputs that were provided by the Telangana police that led to the busting of a module from Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
The officer got specific intelligence that a set of youth were planning terror attacks. He wanted to know more about their operation. He spoke to them pretending to be a handler from Syria. He earned their trust over a period of time and the module members ended up spilling the beans.
While the official was unable to prevent the blast that took place on the Ujjain bound train on March 7, he ensured that all the members of the module were arrested. In fact it was the inputs that were provided by this officer which led the UP police to the residence of Saifullah who was killed in an encounter that lasted 7 hours.
The officer who was undercover managed to source information regarding the procurement of weapons. He also found out through them about their future plans. The module an IS inspired one had planned on carrying out several more attacks in UP and other parts of the country.