NIA Nabs ISIS Suspect From Delhi’s Batla House

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  • NIA detains ISIS suspect of gathering funds the terror group.
  • Mohsin was arrested from Batla House on Saturday.
  • The accused has been named for collection of funds for ISIS from sympathisers in India as well as abroad and trasnferring them through cryptocurrency.

New Delhi: The NIA on Saturday detained Mohsin Ahmed for allegedly raising funds for ISIS- a terrorist Islamic group, officials said on Sunday.

Mohsin, a native of Patna was arrested from Delhi’s Batla House after searches conducted at his premises and elsewhere Saturday in a case pertaining to “online and on-ground activities of the ISIS” registered by the agency on June 25.

“Accused Mohsin Ahmad is a radicalised and active member of ISIS. He has been arrested for his involvement in collection of funds for ISIS from sympathisers in India as well as abroad. He was sending these funds to Syria and other places in form of cryptocurrency in order to further the activities of ISIS,” the NIA said in a statement Sunday.

It further mentioned having conducted searches at 13 premises of suspects in 6 states viz. Bhopal and Raisen districts in Madhya Pradesh; Bharuch, Surat, Navsari and Ahmedabad districts in Gujarat; Arariya district in Bihar; Bhatkal and Tumkur City districts in Karnataka; Kolhapur and Nanded districts in Maharashtra; and Deoband districts in Uttar Pradesh in the case pertaining to activities of ISIS.

The accused Mohsin is being questioned about his relations with the terrorist group and his acquaintances. The probe agency has sought remand of seven days to investigate the case. The search has led them to the discovery of incriminating documents and materials that have been seized for further probe.

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