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