NIA raids four places in Nagpur over suspected links with terrorists
According to officials, a WhatsApp group ‘Ghazwa-E-Hind’ was created by a Pakistani national and had added several persons from India as well as other countries, including Pakistan and Yemen
In a major crackdown, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), on Thursday conducted raids at four places in central Nagpur area in its ongoing probe into ‘Gazwa-e-Hind’ case which is linked to the radicalisation of youth over various social media platforms for carrying out violent terrorist acts.
The NIA raids were carried out in the wee hours of Thursday at Satranjipura and Gawlipura.
The places searched by the NIA officials included the residential premises of suspects involved in anti-national activities and the radicalisation of vulnerable youth through social media in the country.
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According to officials, a WhatsApp group ‘Ghazwa-E-Hind’ was created by a Pakistani national and had added several persons from India as well as other countries, including Pakistan and Yemen.
The Nagpur police crime branch was also present during the search and security officials were posted in the area to prevent any untoward incidents.
All four persons were released by the central agency after interrogation.
The NIA team confiscated mobile sets and other electronic devices from the four suspects.
Commissioner of police (CP), Nagpur city, Amitesh Kumar said the NIA didn’t share any information regarding raids in Nagpur with the city police.
“They requested us for security arrangements in the area and we have provided them accordingly,” Kumar said.