NIA Raids Uncover Terror Plot in Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar, One Suspect Apprehended

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New Delhi, 15th February 2024: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday arrested one accused following raids at multiple locations in the ISIS Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar module case, involving a conspiracy to target vital installations.

Raids were conducted at the houses of various suspects at nine locations in Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar (formerly Aurangabad ), Maharashtra, by the NIA teams, which seized several electronic gadgets and incriminating documents etc. related to the case. One person, identified as Mohammed Zoheb Khan, was arrested during the crackdown.

The case against Mohammed Zoheb Khan was registered by the NIA Mumbai on the basis of inputs that he and his associates had taken ‘Bayath ’(pledged allegiance) to the ISIS Khalifa, and had planned to various establishments. They were also involved in radicalising and recruiting gullible youth, both physically and over social media, to join the ISIS and promote its violent ideology.

As per NIA investigations, the accused and other suspects were in constant touch with their foreign-based handlers for furthering the activities of the global terror network, both in India and abroad. They were sharing incriminating videos of ‘Bayath’, along with
materials related to violent jihad and Hijrah to Syria.

The anti-terror agency is continuing with its investigations in the case.