NIA ar­rests an­other ac­cused for at­tempt­ing ISIS-type sui­cide at­tacks, blasts

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THE Na­tional In­ves­ti­ga­tion Agency (NIA) ar­rested an­other ac­cused in the ISIS con­spir­acy case from Ghaziabad late Fri­day night. Mo­ham­mad Ab­sar, who teaches at Jamia Hu­sa­nia Abul Has­san in Ghaziabad’s Pi­plera, be­came the 12th ac­cused to be ar­rested in the case in which the men, be­long­ing to an ISIS-in­spired group, were al­legedly plan­ning sui­cide at­tacks and se­rial blasts, tar­get­ing politi­cians and gov­ern­ment in­stal­la­tions, in Delhi and other parts of north In­dia.

The agency also con­ducted fresh searches on Jan­uary 12 at three lo­ca­tions in Meerut, Hapur and Ghaziabad in con­nec­tion with the lat­est ar­rest. An agency spokesper­son an­nounced the ar­rest of Ab­sar (24) say­ing, Ab­sar was a res­i­dent of Ja­sora in Meerut dis­trict of Ut­tar Pradesh and used to teach at Jamia Hu­sa­nia Abul Has­san in the Pi­plera area of Ghaziabad.

Ab­sar, the spokesper­son said, had “vis­ited three places in Jammu and Kash­mir in the months of May and Au­gust 2018, along with an­other ac­cused, Iftekhar Sakib, in con­nec­tion with the ter­ror con­spir­acy”. He will be pro­duced be­fore a spe­cial NIA court on Jan­uary 12 and his cus­tody will be sought, he said.

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