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Maharashtra: 17-Year-Old with eight others arrested for alleged ISIS links

During the raids, ATS seized certain chemicals, explosives, mobile phones, hard drives, SIM cards, acid bottle and sharp knives.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 23 Jan 2019 7:11 AM GMT

Maharashtra: 17-Year-Old with eight others arrested for alleged ISIS links
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Mumbai: Just few days ahead of Republic Day, Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad nabbed nine men including a teenager, over the last two days (Monday late night and Tuesday early morning) for alleged links with banned terror outfits ISIS, from Maharashtra's Mumbra, Thane and Aurangabad, said an official.

ATS claimed that all of them are allegedly linked to the ISIS terror group.

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Based on "reliable" intelligence inputs, the ATS sleuths gathered "relevant information about them" and started trailing the nine "for several weeks."

"The group was likely to swing into action", when the ATS formed about a dozen teams and carried out searches at five different locations in Mumbra, Thane and Aurangabad last night.

The Maharashtra ATS was investigating the presence of sleeper cells ahead of Republic Day.

During the raids, ATS seized certain chemicals, explosives, mobile phones, hard drives, SIM cards, acid bottle and sharp knives.

The investigators have not revealed the names of the nine arrested but have given their age and the locations from where they have been arrested.

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Two men between 20 and 25 years were held at Kaisar Colony in Aauranagabd.

A 35-year-old was arrested from Damadi Mahal in Auranagabad and another 25-year-old was picked up from Rahat Colony, also in Auranagabad.

The fifth person was arrested from Amrutnagar in Mumbra. Four others, in their 20s, were also arrested from Mumbra. The teenager was held from Thane.

The terror suspects have been arrested for criminal conspiracy and unlawful activities and were booked under Indian Penal Code's Section 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy) and relevant provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and the Bombay Police Act, said the official.

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