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Islamic State terror module: NIA arrests man from Uttar Pradesh

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The National Investigation Agency on Saturday said it has arrested another person in connection with its inquiry against an Islamic State-linked module, which was planning to carry out attacks targeting politicians and government buildings in New Delhi and other parts of North India, PTI reported.

An unidentified spokesperson of the agency said its officers arrested Muhammad Absar, 24, from Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad city on Friday night. He added that Absar was a resident of Jasora in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh. “Absar had visited three places in Jammu and Kashmir in the months of May and August 2018 along with another accused, Iftekhar Sakib, in connection with the terror conspiracy,” the spokesperson said.

With this, the NIA has now arrested 13 people in the case. The agency has alleged that the accused belong to an Islamic State module known as Harkat ul Harb-e-Islam.