Mumbai: A suspected ISIS operative was arrested on Saturday at the Mumbai airport. He is being brought Lucknow on transit remand. The report added that the police had been tracking his movements.
The Uttar Pradesh Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Sunday arrested a suspected ISIS terrorist from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. He had formed a social media group through which he would get in touch with the youth and radicalise them.
Describing Zaid as the "self-radicalised main ideologue" of the group, ADG Law and Order Anand Kumar said he would attract the youth and members towards "IS and other Islamist groups" mainly through social media and a WhatsApp group.
They were identified as Nazim alias Umar, Ghazi Baba alias Muzammil, Mufti alias Faizan and Jakawan alias Ehteshyam alias Faizan.More news: Leaked documents link Trump aid WIlbur Ross to Russian Federation
The arrest of Abu Zaid, an alleged recruiter for the Islamic State is a major breakthrough for security agencies. The gang used to talk through an app on the internet and was preparing for a terrorist incident.
During their questioning, Zaid's name cropped up and we learnt that he was recruiting disgruntled youngsters from Uttar Pradesh. He is from Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh and look out notice was issued against him.
"His arrival in India was linked to possible terror attacks in different cities".
According to the Newspaper,"He will be brought to Lucknow on a transit remand and will be produced in the court".