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National Investigation Agency Raided Suspects’ Homes

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The NIA had raided 17 places — six in East Delhi’s Jafarabad area, six in Uttar Pradesh’s Amroha, two each in Lucknow and Hapur and one place in Meerut. During its search, the agency had recovered a country-made rocket launcher, 112 alarm clocks, 12 pistols, 100 mobile phones, 135 SIM cards, many laptops and various electronic gadgets, and 150 rounds of ammunition.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday carried out “follow up” searches at the homes of two suspects, who were arrested last week in connection with its probe into the new Islamic State module of Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam.

The suspects whose homes were raided this morning are Saeed (28) and Raees Ahmed. As per locals, the NIA team arrived at the homes at around 5:30 am.

“Follow up searches are being carried out today at five locations in Amroha,” an NIA spokesperson said.

On Sunday too, the counter-terror probe agency had carried out searches at few places in east Delhi’s Jafarabad area and interrogated some people as part of its probe.

On December 26, the NIA had arrested 10 people, including the group head Mufti Mohammad Suhail, as they were purportedly plotting terror attacks targeting some VVIPs and crowded places in Delhi and the national capital region.

The agency had also confiscated 25 kg of explosive material, mobile phone circuits, batteries, steel containers, electric wires, wireless digital doorbell for remote switch, knife, sword, IS-related literature and Rs 7.5 lakh in cash. All the arrested members of the new ISIS module are in NIA custody.

The NIA had filed a case on December 20 under several sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Explosive Substances Act and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

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