The National Investigation Agency on Saturday revealed that the five Islamic State suspects who were arrested a few days back from Hyderabad received several money transactions through ‘hawala’ and had also pledged their allegiance to the Islamic State.
According to a statement by NIA IG Sanjeev Kumar Singh, two arrested persons – Ibrahim and Iliyas are brothers, while Habeeb and Fahad are related by matrimony and one of the accused had earlier attempted to go to Syria via other neighbouring country.
“The accused were using chat and email platforms for communicating amongst themselves as well as the handler. They had visited other places outside Hyderabad for procurement of explosive precursor chemicals and firearms,” the statement read.
The report further says that they had also entered into a joint pledge owing allegiance to the Islamic State and its commander Baghdadi and one of them confessed that the pledge had been conveyed to Baghdadi.