Delhi Police Special Cell arrests Mumbai resident for alleged links with Islamic State

Delhi Police Special Cell nabs suspected Islamic State sympathiser from ISBT

Last Updated: Feb 05, 2016, 13:41 PM IST
Delhi Police Special Cell arrests Mumbai resident for alleged links with Islamic State
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New Delhi: In a big breakthrough for the security agencies, Delhi Police' Special Cell on Friday arrested a suspected Islamic State sympathiser Mohsin from the Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) in national capital.

Mohsin, a resident of Mumbai, was also carrying Rs 85,000 when the security officials nabbed him.

The arrested ISIS sympathiser was trying to reach Syria - the stronghold of the dreaded terrorist organisation. 

Suspected ISIS sympathiser was detained for allegedly helping four ISIS terror suspects who were arrested in Uttarakhand last month.

Giving details about the arrest, Arvind Deep, Special CP Special Cell, Delhi Police said, ''His age is around 26 years and he is a resident of Malad West, Mumbai.''

He will be produced before court today, he added.

The arrest comes after days after the National Investigation Agency arrested a 24-year-old ISIS suspect from Bhopal as part of the anti-terror agency's crackdown on sympathisers of the terrorist outfit.

The youth, identified as Azhar Iqbal, was the 16th person to be arrested in connection with a case registered in Delhi under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act by the agency on December 9 last year, a senior police officer said.

According to intelligence agencies, a total of 23 Indians have so far joined the ISIS of which six were reportedly killed in different incidents. Around 150 Indians are under surveillance for their alleged online links with ISIS, the officials had said.