21 April 2017

News Story: Indian police bust terror module, arrest 3 suspected IS militants

NEW DELHI, April 20 (Xinhua) -- Indian police on Thursday claimed to have busted a major terror module and arrested three suspected Islamic State (IS) militants on charges of terror conspiracy.

A joint team of Delhi Police's special cell and the anti-terror squad of neighboring northern state of Uttar Pradesh's Police arrested the three IS suspects from Jalandhar town in the northern state of Punjab, Bijnor town in Uttar Pradesh and Mumbai.

"We conducted raids in various places across the country and arrested the trio from the three different places since Wednesday night. They were arrested for hatching terror conspiracies," Additional Director General of Uttar Pradesh Police Daljit Chaudhury, told the media.

Police said the three arrested are part of an IS module that was looking for potential recruits in the states of Bihar in the east, Rajasthan and Maharashtra in the west, and Uttar Pradesh.

Read the full story at Xinhua