The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday arrested Islamic State module chief Yasir Niamatullah and Athaullah Rehman as a part of their anti-terror raids in Hyderabad.
Rehman and Hussaini were arrested on Monday after we found their role in terror acts. Both the arrested persons will be produced before the NIA special court today (Tuesday) and NIA will seek their custody for further probe,” an NIA official told news agencies.
Earlier on Monday, five IS sympathisers, who were arrested by NIA in an anti-terror raid in June this year in Hyderabad have made some startling revelations about the way they were planning to launch a terror attack in India.
According to reports, one of the five suspects, Fahad had procured 9 Aircel pre-activated SIM cards from a promotional temporary stall at Charminar bus stop in Hyderabad. He had also purchased 5 mobile phones from a mobile shop at Charminar bus stop for their planning and operations.
Reports further state that while the other accused Ilyas had purchased weighing machine from shop at Bibi Baazaar for weighing explosive precursors and chemicals for making homemade bombs, Ibrahim used a secure encryption mail to be in touch with his handler abroad.
The five members of the suspected IS module , that were arrested by the central investigation agency on June 29, were sent to 12-day NIA custody on July 1.
NIA had earlier detained 11 youth during searches at 10 places in the old city of Hyderabad.
However, only five of them including Mohammed Ibrahim Yazdani, 30, Habeeb Mohammed, 32, Mohammed Ilyas Yazdani, 24, Abdullah Bin Ahmed Al Amoodi 30 and Muzaffar Hussain Rizwan, 29, were arrested.