Friday, 15 July 2016

Parbhani ISIS Cell Arrested, Used Black Tape on Cellphone Camera for Antisurveillance

ISIS operative planning to execute 'major operation' arrested in Parbhani

Officer from Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) yesterday arrested a 31-year-old ISIS operative from Parbhani — radicalised by a Syria-based ISIS handler — who was preparing to carry out a ‘major operation’ soon. The operative was identified as Nazir Bin Yafai Chaus. A civil contractor, Nazir hails from a middle-class family in Parbhani.
An officer said they received a tip-off about a man named Nazir who was using various platforms on the Internet to contact ISIS handler Faruq in Syria, following which they started monitoring his online activities.
“Nazir had been in touch with Faruq for more than a year. For this, he created several fake profiles and accounts on social media. He was radicalised to the extent that he had agreed to join ISIS,” a senior ATS officer said.
Investigation revealed that Faruq had recently asked Nazir to execute a ‘major operation’ in India.
After receiving credible information that the young man was ready to accomplish the task, the ATS arrested him. Officers are currently busy confiscating materials Nazir had amassed to make explosives, track his money source and people whom he had sought help from to execute the plan.

Sources claimed Nazir was also involved in radicalising and recruiting other youths for the terror group. A senior ATS officer said they are now investigating whether Nazir was in touch with any of the members of the Hyderabad ISIS module that was busted by the NIA last month. Or ISIS’s pan-India module that was jointly unearthed by the state ATS, NIA and other anti-terrorism agencies in January.
Nazir and Faruq have been booked under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for acts of terrorism, recruiting members for terrorist activities, conspiracy, being member and supporting a terrorist organisation. Nazir was produced in a court, which remanded him in police custody till July 20.

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The state ATS arrested the 31-year-old diploma engineer from Parbhani district, around 185km from Aurangabad, for his alleged links with the IS, earlier this month. He was remanded in police custody for seven days until Wednesday .

Special public prosecutor Sudesh Shirsath representing the ATS, told the court headed by special judge S L Pathan that the IS suspect had assembled a bomb with the material collected from different cities in and outside the state.

Aurangabad court sends suspected ISIS operative to police custody till July 20


The suspected ISIS operative, who was arrested by the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) from Parbhani today, has been sent to police custody till July 20 by an Aurangabad court. The 31-year-old Naser bin Yafai Chaus, a resident of Maharashtra's Parbhani district, was reportedly in touch with another wanted accused Farooque based in Syria.
He was also allegedly trying to influence youth through social networking sites using different handles and profiles.

On Tuesday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday arrested two persons in connection with the ongoing investigation of a terrorist conspiracy case in Hyderabad. The NIA had on June 22 lodged a common FIR against ISIS for 'criminal conspiracy to wage war against the Government of India' by collecting weapons and explosive materials to target public places, religious sites and sensitive government buildings in various parts of the country.


100 youths from Marathwada in touch with ISIS, claims Shiv Sena MLA




Shiv Sena MLA Dr Rahul Patil today claimed that around 100 youths from the Marathwada rehion were missing and were suspected to be in touch with the ISIS. Patil, an MLA from Parbhani Assembly constituency in Marathwada region raised this question through Point of Propriety. Patil said that the state government sould act well in time or else this will be a big danger for the country. Patil, however, did not furnish any claims to substantiate his allegations.

The Shiv Sena MLA also demanded that the AIMIM should be derecognised as a political party and alleged that the AIMIM is supporting such youth with terror links. Patil was refering to the arrest of a 31-year-old man with alleged ISIS links was arrested by Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS).

The suspect is a resident of Parbhani district of Maharashtra and was in touch with another wanted accused Farooque who is based in Syria and was trying to influence youth through social media using different handles and profile IDs.

The AIMIM sharply reacted to the Shiv Sena allegations saying that there is no substance to the allegations made by the Shiv Sena.
AIMIM MLA from BYculla, Mumbai Advb Waris Pathan said that the AIMIM was merely offering legal aide to muslim youths as in the past inncent youth had to suffer in cases like the Malegaon blasts.




Another ISIS suspect arrested in Maharashtra

Published:July 24, 2016 4:33 pm



The Maharashtra Anti-terrorist Squad (ATS) on Sunday arrested 24-year-old Shahid Khan from Parbhani district on charges of allegedly having links with the ISIS. Several explosives and other instruments were also seized from his possession. The ATS team, however, refused to divulge further details, saying information on the same will be provided once the accused is produced before the court.

Youth with suspected ISIS links held with 1 kg explosives at Parbhani

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