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Two from Hyderabad arrested in Islamic State related case

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    Hyderabad, Aug 13: The National Investigation Agency has arrested two persons in connection with an Islamic State related case.

    Two from Hyderabad arrested in Islamic State related case

    The arrested duo have been identified as Mohammed Abdullah Basith, 24, of Chandrayangutta and Mohammed Abdul Qadeer, 19, of Pahadishareef. The NIA accused them of conspiracy and said that they were planning on carrying out activities related to the ISIS in India. They were in touch with one Adnan Hassan who was earlier arrested in the case.

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    "The initial questioning has revealed the involvement of accused Abdullah Basith, Mohd Abdul Qadeer and other associates to the ISIS. A lot of incriminating material was recovered and seized. It has been sent to CFSL Hyderabad for analysis and data extraction," NIA officials said.

    During further investigation, a fresh input was received from reliable sources that one Abdullah Basith resident of Hyderabad, who was connected with accused Adnan Hassan and some of his associates were in regular touch with each other and conspiring to further the activities of ISIS, a proscribed terrorist organisation in India.

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    The NIA in 2016 had arrested Sheikh Azhar ul Islam, Mohammed Farhan Shaikh and Adnan Hassan on allegations that the three persons and their other unknown associates were members of ISIS and were involved in a conspiracy to identify, motivate, radicalise, recruit and train Indian Muslim youth on behalf of the proscribed outfit.

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