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Delhi Police arrest IS suspect who was planning on going to Syria

Another suspected IS operative was arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell on Thursday. The arrest was made from ISBT Kashmere Gate, police said.

delhi Updated: Feb 05, 2016 13:34 IST
Ananya Bhardwaj

Another suspected IS operative was arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell on Thursday. The arrest was made from ISBT Kashmere Gate, police said.

Mohsin Abrahem Sayeed, a resident of Mumbai, is reportedly an associate of the four alleged terrorists arrested from Uttarakhand last month for planning a terror strike. Sayeed allegedly was arranging funds for the four men and was given the job to arrange for logistics. He had reportedly come to Delhi to meet his associates, sources said. A sum of Rs 85,000 was also recovered from his possession.

Sayeed told the police that he was himself planning to go to Syria and had also given Rs 50,000 to one Iqlaq to arrange for his passport, Visa and tickets. He told the Police that he was to go to Syria to the IS camps to fight for the Islamic state.

“During questioning he revealed that he was radicalised by the Islamic literature he found on the Internet and then contacted some persons on the Internet. He was made to go through some texts and speeches after which he owed his allegiance to the outfit,” police sources said.

This is the 21st arrest in the Pan India Operation by intelligence agencies including NIA and Special Cell.