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NIA arrests two youngsters for allegedly having links with ISIS

Were conspiring to carry out terrorist acts in India

HYDERABAD.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday arrested two youths from Hyderabad in connection with 2016 Islamic State (IS) module case.

NIA officials said that Mohammed Abdullah Basith (24), and Mohammed Abdul Qhadeer (19), have been arrested as they were allegedly conspiring to furthering the ISIS ideology to carry out terrorist acts in India.

The two accused have been in touch with Adnan Hassan, who was previously arrested in 2016 ISIS module case and is facing trial.

"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 are in regular touch with each other and conspiring to further the activities of ISIS, a proscribed terrorist organisation in India," NIA officials said in a press release.

NIA officials have been questioning for the last few days more than 10 persons, including Basith and Qadeer, as part of investigation and conducted searches in 7 locations.

"A lot of incriminating material was recovered and seized. The same has been sent to CFSL Hyderabad for analysis and data extraction," officials added.

Abdullah Basith was previously arrested by Hyderabad police in 2016 when he and a few others were planning to flee India and go to Afghanistan to join ISIS. TOP COMMENT Khoob maaro bhadvon koSayed Altaf

It was Adnan who gave financial support to Basith and a few others in 2014, to reach Syria. However, Basith’s attempt was foiled by Telangana police.

Hyderabad police have already filed a chargesheet against Basith, who has been out on bail.

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