ATS nabs ISIS linked man in Maharashtra

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Mumbai: The Anti-Terrorism Squad of Maharashtra has nabbed a man in connection with an alleged ISIS-inspired group that wanted to carry out attacks in the country.

Police said the terror group was trying to use poisonous chemicals for mass attacks.

Official sources said the arrest was made on Saturday from neighbouring Thane district.

An ATS official said laptop, tablet computer, hard disk, pen drives, router, mobile phones and diaries were recovered from his residence.

According to reports the ATS had earlier rounded up eight people, and detained a minor, from Aurangabad and Thane after teams carried out searches through January 21-22.

An official said they were charged under Indian Penal Code section 120B (criminal conspiracy) and relevant provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and the Bombay Police Act.

Officials said this group, during interrogation, had named the accused who was arrested on Saturday. The official said he will be produced in a court on Sunday.

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