Update: NIA arrest 5 people (of the 11 detained on Wednesday in Hyderabad) for suspected terror activities: NIA IG Sanjeev Kumar.
Hyderabad: In a joint raid that the National Investigation Agency conducted with the Hyderabad Police, 11 men suspected to have links with terror group Islamic State (or ISIS) were detained on Wednesday.
The NIA raided nine locations falling under three police station limits in the city. The raids were conducted at Moghulpura, Meer Chowk and Bhawani Nagar police station limits.
Police sources said weapons, explosives and cash have been seized in the raids.”Raids are going on at three to four places in the old city are. NIA is doing it. The local police is assisting them. Searches are being conducted over some suspected terror activities that were planned to be carried out in the city,” a senior intelligence officer said.
The suspects were were allegedly planning terror activities in the city, police said. “We are not sure who these people (suspects) are and the groups they are affiliated with,” the sources added.
Earlier this year, 14 people suspected to be sympathisers of the ISIS were picked up from across the country in an anti-terror operation by the NIA. Two of the suspects were arrested in Hyderabad.