The Delhi Police special cell has arrested three Islamic State (IS) suspects from Jalandhar, Mumbai and Bijnor in a joint operation with the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS). An investigation is currently underway in this regard.
Two of these terror suspects have been arrested from a mosque in Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh by the state ATS, Times of India has reported. The arrests where made after the ATS found that the two, along with their group, were recruiting people in order to perpetrate terrorist attacks in India.
Identified as Muhammad Fauzan and Muhammad Tanveer, the two terror suspects were on their way to the mosque for morning prayers when they were arrested.
This development comes soon after UP ATS busted an IS-inspired terror-module in March, leading to the encounter of a terrorist in Lucknow.
Bijnor was the site of communal clashes in February. Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in the district, a farmer and his 16-year-old son were murdered in their field by a group of Muslim men. Communal tensions have been simmering in Bijnor since then.
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