New Delhi : The NIA on Wednesday carried out searches at 16 locations in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in connection with a new Islamic State module ‘Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam’ and detained five persons, including one said to be the leader of the group, officials said.
The searches started at different location earlier and were still underway, a National Investigation Agency (NIA) official said.
In Uttar Pradesh, where it conducted joint searches with the states Anti-Terror Squad (ATS), five persons were detained in Amroha district.
The official said that one of the alleged module head Suhail was also detained from Amroha.
Meanwhile, in east Delhi’s Jafarabad area the NIA carried out searches with the Delhi Police’s Special Cell.