Srinagar: Nine alleged Islamic State (IS) inspired juveniles have been arrested on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir, said sources.
According to a report published in ‘Times Of India’, the nine boys have been booked under Provisions of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. All have been accused of hurling petrol bombs, throwing stones and waving ISIS flags in the Valley.
The said youths were radicalised by a North Africa-based person, who used to co-ordinate with them through WhatsApp, reports said.
The group which was active on WhatsApp has been identified as Al-Hayat, and its leader as Abu-Bakr.
Notably, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the head of the dreaded terror outfit, Al-Hayat is the name of ISIS’ media wing.
Three of the youths were also trying to crossover to Pakistan, said the report.