Over 103 Indian Arrested For Having Links With ISIS, UP Tops The List

At least 103 people accused of having links with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have been arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the central counter terrorism law enforcement agency, and other state security agencies, reported India Spend.

According to reports by the Ministry of home affairs, on December 20, 2017, India’s top crime rated state– Uttar Pradesh has recorded the maximum number of arrests with almost 17, followed by Maharashtra (16), Telangana (16), Kerala (14) and Karnataka (8).

Among the other 14 states where arrests have been made, these above-mentioned states have accounted for about 69 percent of the total arrests.

“Very few individuals (from India) have come to the notice of the central and state security agencies who (sic) have joined Islamic State,” Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, minister of state for the ministry of home affairs quoted as saying.

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Source: Outlook Online

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