Hyderabad: Alleged ISIS sympathiser detained in Hyderabad. 14 people were arrested earlier in a countrywide anti-terror operation by NIA.
14 people, suspected to be sympathisers of the ISIS, had been picked up for interrogation from across the country in an anti-terror operation by the National Investigation Agency or NIA few days back,. Five were arrested and the other nine suspects were being interrogated.
Two terror suspects have been arrested in Karnataka, two in Hyderabad and 1 from Mumbai. The NIA is reportedly also looking for five more suspects in Hyderabad.
Sources said the people arrested are not believed to be part of a single module or connected to each other. There were also unconfirmed reports that explosives were recovered from Tolichowki area of Hyderabad.
Some of those arrested are students while the others are employees in various companies. All of them had been under surveillance for over six months now and the arrests were made amid indications that an ISIS network is coming up across the country, sources said.
Security agencies want to prevent a Paris-style attack, where the terrorists were under surveillance and yet managed to strike. ISIS gunmen had attacked Paris in November, killing 130 people in a cafe, rock concert and other public places.