NIA claimed to have busted a terror module of the ISIS following raids across 10 places in Hyderabad. The group were planning to incite communal violence during the ongoing holy month of Ramadan. The NIA had questioned them for over 12 hours on Wednesday, after picking them along with five other suspects in an early morning raid.

Mohammed Ibrahim Yazdani alias Ibbu, Habeeb Mohammed alias Sir, Mohammed Ilyas Yazdani, Abdullah Bin Ahmed Al Amoodi and Muzaffar Hussain Rizwan were arrested with the assistance from Hyderabad Police.

Habeeb, who was tasked by their leader Mohammad Ibrahim Yazdani to collect all the chemicals to be used for making high grade explosives, has disclosed during his interrogation that the bomb making videos from YouTube were shown to all of them by Ibrahim. Habeeb had purchased chemicals like sulphuric acid, acetone, hydrogen peroxide etc from Hyderabad and Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh.

NIA sources said the group’s purchases of fertiliser, made two weeks ago, were key to the agency’s decision to push forward the arrests.

 

Reported by the Times of India, the suspected terrorists were planning to plant beef in temples in Hyderabad and spark riots in the city during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The report said the NIA had been keeping a watch on these five people for four-five months now, and decided to pick them up after a phone call on June 25 in which one person was heard apparently telling another person to “bring four pieces of cow meat and four pieces of buffalo meat that day and seven pieces of cow meat the next day.”

NIA conducted searches at eleven locations in Hyderabad City and recovered two 9mm pistols, an airgun, Urea, chemicals (yet to be analysed), 23 mobile phones, three laptops, seven pendrives, two target boards, two gas stoves, a big vessel for mixing explosives, imported knives, condenser, pressure meter, three litres of paint, two clocks and masks and gloves.