NIA Arrests One More Accused In Pune ISIS Module Case, Six Arrested Till Now

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Pune 11th August 2023: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested one more accused in a case related to Pune module of the terrorist organisation ISIS. The accused was found actively involved in promoting terrorist activities of the designated foreign terrorist organisation and he was arrested from Padgha in Thane on Friday.

“The accused, Shamil Saquib Nachan, s/o Saquib Nachan r/o Padgha, Thane, was found involved in the fabrication, training and testing of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) for commission of terrorist acts. He had been working in collaboration with five other accused, identified as Zulfikar Ali Barodawala, Mohammed Imran Khan, Mohammed Yunus Saki, Simab Nasiruddin Kazi and Abdul Kadir Pathan, alongwith some other suspects” NIA said in a press statement.

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According to NIA, tese members of an ISIS sleeper module, including Shamil, were operating from a house in Kondhwa, Pune, where they had assembled IEDs and also organised and participated in Bomb training and making Workshop last year. They had also carried out a controlled explosion at this location to test an IED fabricated by them.

The investigation also revealed that the accused had plans commit terrorist acts with the aim to disturb peace and communal harmony of the country. They had planned to wage a war against the Government of India in furtherance of the ISIS agenda, said NIA in a statement.

It may be noted that the two accused identified as Imran Khan and Mohammed Yunus Saki were members of the ‘Sufa terrorist gang’ and were absconding in a case relating to recovery of explosives from a car in Rajasthan in April 2022. Both the accused were ‘most wanted’ by NIA and they were nabbed by the Pune City Police team from Kothrud.


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