• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

Yusuf Al-Hindi resurfaces as NIA cracks ISIS inspired module

|

New Delhi, Dec 28: The busting of the Islamic State inspired module has brought the focus back on Yusuf Al-Hindi, a recruiter for the outfit. This name was being used by Shafi Armar, a resident of Bhatkal, who is said to have died in Syria last year.

Yusuf Al-Hindi resurfaces as NIA cracks ISIS inspired module

This name cropped up, when the intelligence agencies picked up intercepts following extensive chatter on the web. The name however being used this time was Abu Hufaiza al Bakistani.

The mystery woman who headed the ISIS inspired module in UP, Delhi

While trailing this handle, the agencies learnt that it was Al-Hindi who was using the new name. This handle has been responsible for the recruitment of dozens of Indian youth into the Islamic State.

An Intelligence Bureau officer tells OneIndia that while tracking the handle, they learnt that the person provided vital information about how to reach Syria. Further the person also urges the youth to rope in more persons into the outfit. In one of the conversations, the person is telling another recruit that he could operate from the place of his choice, but the main agenda would be to get more persons and also spread the ideology of the outfit.

The ISIS, officials say has been working under various names. The module that was busted on Wednesday is called Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam. From what was recovered from the 10 arrested persons, it became clear that they had subscribed to the ISIS ideology. The literature and other material clearly indicate they were trying to push the ISIS ideology in India.

'Ahmedadulla, Ahmedadulla,' let us trigger India's first remote bomb

The NIA got custody of all the accused members and further investigation is on. An NIA officer said that there is ample evidence to suggest that they were planning on something big. They had many targets on their list and had the module not been busted, these members would have triggered off a major attack, the officer also said.

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more
X