Hyderabad: Even as five youths were arrested and six others including a techie were detained by NIA on Wednesday, which claimed to have busted a 'terror module' that is suspected to be linked to the Islamic State (ISIS) group, chilling details are emerging about the raids that were conducted at different locations in the old city here.
As per a report in India Today, the phone conversations in the last two weeks of these youth revealed the fact they were talking of a 'planned attack' and were in advanced stage of planning to trigger bomb blasts at communally sensitive areas like Charminar, markets and malls.
They were even planning to target religious places in Hyderabad. The module, independent of the previous modules of ISIS, was formed by youths between 20-25, the report said.
It reportedly included graduates and computer engineers.
The phone conversations that were intercepted are as follows:
- "Arrange four buffaloes, cows each. Additional 7 cows should be arranged by June 27" - Abdul Qadeer, a key suspect (recorded by intelligence agencies on June 26).
- "Arrange 200 litres of hydrogen peroxide" - Another accused.
- "Kaam ko anjaam dene ke liye tayaar hai hum" - Another one.
"We need to dig deeper, whether this was about consumption or did they have plans to use the cow and buffalo meat to trigger communal tension," the media house quoted a source as saying.
They were supposedly planning something 'big', according to an official.
Meanwhile, NIA statement said, "We have arrested five accused persons so far. Questioning and verification of the role of remaining six suspects are going on," as per PTI.
The NIA sleuths also recovered weapons, ammunition, urea, acid, some chemicals, electronic gadgets and other incriminating material besides Rs 15 lakh in cash from their possession, officials of NIA and Hyderabad Police said.
(With Agency inputs)