NIA has busted a new Islamic State-inspired module based in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, which was allegedly in an advanced stage of preparing for attacks in the country.
The module called ‘Harkat ul Harb e Islam’, had even amassed weapons and explosives, according to NIA sources.
NIA sleuths, who had been tracking the module along with Central intelligence agencies for some time, are currently raiding 16 locations spread across Delhi, Amroha, Ghaziabad and Lucknow.
There are at least 6-7 locations in Delhi itself, mostly in Seelampur.
NIA sources said many active members of the IS-inspired module are identified and are likely to be arrested by this evening.
According to the NIA sources the members of the module were in touch with each other.
Their questioning is expected to lead them to their handlers and mentors, and reveal their exact plans for carrying out attacks.