ISIS supporters arrested in the country: govt

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016,16:15 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Fifty-four supporters and sympathisers of dreaded terror group ISIS have been arrested from various parts of the country, Rajya Sabha was informed today. The National Investigation Agency and state police forces have registered cases to investigate the alleged links with ISIS in different places, Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said.

54 ISIS supporters or sympathisers have so far been arrested before they could carry out any terrorist attack in the country, he said replying a written question. Ahir said the NIA has so far charge sheeted 29 accused under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967.

As per available information, some individuals have been reported missing from Kerala, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand and West Bengal and are suspected to have joined terrorist outfits like ISIS, the Minister said.