New Delhi: Three suspected Islamic State sympathizers were arrested on Thursday in a joint operation by the Delhi Police and the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad (ATS).
The trios, who are suspected of having been influenced by online propaganda of Islamic State affiliates, were arrested from Jalandhar, Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh and Mumbai for allegedly planning terror activities.
“UP ATS conducted joint anti-terror raids in Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh in coordination with police of the five states,” UP ATS Chief Asim Arun told to news men.
Arun said that three persons have been arrested in Mumbai, Jalandhar and Bijnor for conspiring to carry out terror activities.
“The police have started interrogation to six other persons. Legal action will be taken on the basis of evidence,” he said.
Acting on a tip off after receiving information that some hyperactive members of a terror group were trying to recruit new members, the operation was conducted with the help of the Special Cell of Delhi Police, Crime Investigation Cell of Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra ATS, Punjab Police and Bihar Police.