Karnataka: NIA Arrests Two More Terror Operatives In Shivamogga Islamic State Conspiracy Case

Swarajya Staff

Jan 11, 2023, 03:39 PM | Updated 03:40 PM IST


The National Investigation Agency has arrested two more operatives of global terror group Islamic State in connection with the Shivamogga IS conspiracy case.

Four other accused had earlier been arrested in the case, which is closely linked to Mohammed Shariq, recently arrested after a cooker bomb he was carrying exploded in an auto rickshaw in Mangaluru.

The two men NIA arrested on Tuesday are: Mazin Abdul Rahman from near Hira College in Permannur in Mangaluru, the district headquarters town of Dakshina Kannada district, and Nadeem Ahmed K A of Devenayakanahalli in Honnali Taluk of Davanagere district.

The probe has revealed that accused Maaz Muneer and Syed Yasin had radicalised and recruited Mazin and Nadeem for furthering the terror activities of Islamic State in India.

NIA said that the accused recced and attempted/committed acts of sabotage/arson as part of a larger conspiracy to further the activities of Islamic State.

The Shivamogga terror module had allegedly carried out a trial blast on the banks of Tunga river last year.

The case was initially registered on 19 September last year at Shivamogga Rural Police Station in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district and was re-registered by the NIA on 4 November last year, reports News18.

(With inputs from PTI)

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