ISIS flagIndian contacts of Islamic State (ISIS) have been directed to lie low by the terror group in Syria on Thursday, claims report.

According to the report in Times Of India, senior ISIS handlers have instructed their contacts in India to stop their activities for some time as the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has stepped up its crackdown against suspected people of having links with the terror group.

Earlier this year, the NIA launched an operation against an ISIS-inspired module believing that it would be headed by Mumbai-based techie Mudabbir Mushtaq Shaikh.

The newspaper quoted sources, saying that officer of ISIS recruiter Shafi Armar aka Yousuf al Hindi has asked Indians working for the group to restrict their activity on the Internet and social media.

Report claims that the suspension in online activity and recruitment is aimed at preventing further police crackdown.