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NIA arrests arms supplier in UP’s Meerut in ISIS module case

NIA seized 12 pistols, a country-made rocket launcher, 100 mobile phones, 135 SIM cards, several laptops, 150 rounds of ammo, 25kg of explosive material and Rs 7.5 lakh in cash

india Updated: Jan 04, 2019 23:47 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Meerut,
Several weapons and a cache of ammunition which were recovered by the NIA during raids at 17 locations across Meerut, Lucknow, Hapur, Amroha and Seelampur in connection with its probe into a new ISIS-inspired module, ‘Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam’ on December 26.
Several weapons and a cache of ammunition which were recovered by the NIA during raids at 17 locations across Meerut, Lucknow, Hapur, Amroha and Seelampur in connection with its probe into a new ISIS-inspired module, ‘Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam’ on December 26.(PTI File Photo)
         

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested a man Thursday for allegedly supplying arms to the Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam, an Islamic State-inspired terror module, 10 members of which were arrested last month in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh .

The man identified as Naeem, 21, was arrested by the agency from a farm house in UP’s Kithore town on the basis of information it received from arrested members of the group, according to Prem Chand Sharma, inspector at the Kithore police station. The NIA later took him to Delhi for interrogation.

A senior NIA official in Delhi said Naeem was engaged in supplying weapons to members of the Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam, which the agency busted in December with the arrest of 10 people who had allegedly been planning to attack some political personalities, security establishments and crowded place in Delhi and National Capital Region. The official didn’t want to be named.

Read more| Items seized from Delhi and Amroha can make IEDs, says NIA

The agency seized a country-made rocket launcher, 12 pistols, 112 alarm clocks, 100 mobile phones, 135 SIM cards, several laptops and various electronic gadgets besides 150 rounds of ammunition during raids it conducted on the suspects’ premises. NIA also seized 25 kg of explosive material, such as potassium nitrate, ammonium nitrate and sulphur, and ~7.5 lakh in cash.

Superintendent of police (rural) Rajesh Kumar said Naeem supplied pistols to members of the Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam. The NIA team raided a house where Naeem was after receiving inputs from arrested members of the group that he supplied pistols to a man identified as Mufti Saqib

Read more| ISIS module: NIA conducts follow up searches at 5 locations in Amroha

First Published: Jan 04, 2019 11:54 IST