NIA detains 10 from Delhi, UP in connection with ‘new ISIS module’, says were ‘planning blasts’

10 persons were arrested by the National Investigation Agency after they raided 16 locations in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in connection with its probe into a new Islamic State-inspired module, ‘Harkat ul Harb e Islam’, reported the Press Trust of India.

The report said that the men are suspected to be involved in a plan to carry out blasts in north India, especially in New Delhi, officials told PTI.

Of the 10 persons detained by the NIA, five were picked up from the western Uttar Pradesh district of Amroha following a joint operation with the UP Anti-Terrorist Squad, Inspector General ATS Asim Arun said in Lucknow. Five more were detained from north-east Delhi with the help of Delhi Police’s Special Cell, officials said.

The group was under NIA surveillance for some time following inputs of their suspicious activities, officials said.

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