Man Sent to Six-Day NIA Custody For Suspected ISIS-Module Links
Delhi's Patiala House Court on Saturday, 12 January, sent Muhammad Absar to a six-day National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody. NIA arrested Absar in the recent case of ISIS-inspired Harkut-ul-Harb-e-Islam module.
The next date of hearing in the case is on 18 January.
NIA also conducted fresh searches on Saturday at three locations in Meerut, Hapur and Ghaziabad in connection with the latest arrest, news agency PTI reported.
An agency spokesperson said Absar (24) was arrested by NIA sleuths from Hapur on Friday night.
With the latest arrest, the NIA has now nabbed 12 people so far in this connection.
The spokesperson said Absar was a resident of Jasora in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh and used to teach at Jamia Husania Abul Hassan in the Piplera area of Ghaziabad.
Absar, the spokesperson said, 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".
Earlier on Saturday, Patiala House Court had sent Suhail and Saqib – two other arrested people – to judicial custody till 6 February. They were arrested by NIA on 26 December 2018, accusing them of being members of an ISIS-inspired group and planning terror attacks across the country. The rest eight suspects are currently in judicial custody.