A special court on Monday allowed the National Investigation Agency to interrogate 12 men, arrested from across India on suspicion of being involved in recruiting, financing, and planning terror attacks in India for the Islamic State, till February 5.
The suspects were produced before district judge Amar Nath amid tight security, including armed border forces, SSB companies and Delhi police.
Sources told HT that the agency told court that the 12 men needed to be interrogated regarding alleged plans of attacks around Republic Day. They had also been assisting IS to recruit people to go to Syria, the agency informed court.
“During their preliminary interrogation, all the accused persons have disclosed many facts about their involvement in this case about recruiting and financing persons, willing to join the caliphate of ISIS at Syria,” NIA told court.
The 12 man were from Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Lucknow, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.