New Delhi: A 28-year-old man with suspected ISIS links was nabbed by Delhi Police from Kashmere Gate ISBT here, making it the fifth arrest in connection with the “busting of a module of the dreaded terror outfit last month.”
“The accused, Ibrahim Sayyed, was arrested last night based on a tip-off from a central intelligence agency. Sayyed is a muezzin at Malad in Mumbai. He had come to Delhi to meet an associate,” said Special Commisioner of Police (Special CP) Arvind Deep.
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Sayeed, who is “believed to be self-radicalised, was acting as a financier and had given Rs 50,000 to the four persons who were arrested from Haridwar last month.”
All of them were found to have links with a former Indian Mujahideen militant who later went to fight for ISIS.
“He (Sayyed) was in touch particularly with Akhlaq, one of the four persons arrested last month,” Deep said.
Meanwhile, police are checking his background record and a special cell team is trying to track down his contacts in the national capital.
Delhi Police had last month arrested four persons with suspected ISIS links from Manglour in Uttarakhand and claimed to have unearthed a terror plot to target the Ardh Kumbh Mela at Haridwar, especially the trains headed there, along with some strategic locations in the national capital.
The suspects were identified as Akhlaq ur-Rehman, Mohammed Osama, Mohammed Azim Shah and Mehroz.
“The arrested persons were allegedly in contact with a former Indian Mujahideen operative, who later went for training in Syria and is presently believed to be a key member of Ansar-ut Tawhid fi Bilad al-Hind (AuT), which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS),” police said.