Five ISIS suspects who were chargesheeted on Monday by the National Investigation Agency were learning bomb making on various social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, and Trillian (a free instant messenger).
The federal anti-terror organisation, in its report, told a Delhi court that photos and videos of former members of Indian Mujahideen – Anwar Bhatkal and Bada Sajid, who died fighting for the ISIS – were used to tempt recruits to plot Ardh Kambh attack in Haridwar.
Their plan included attacking strategic locations in Delhi as well.
Five men have been taken into judicial custody namely Mohd Azeemushan, Mohd Osama, Akhlakur Rehman alias Akhlaq, Meraj alias Monu and Mohsin Ibrahim Sayyed. The sixth suspect is currently on the run and is believed to be employed by the ISIS in Syria.
The NIA said that Rehman used the Trillian ID “wafabhai 7861” to chat with Yusuf-Al-Hindi who used the name “gummnambhai”.
Azeemushan, Rehman, Meraj and Osama also constantly kept in touch with one another using other platforms such as Skype and Surespot.
The men hatched their scheme in Landhaura near Haridwar which led them to survey the Ardh Kumbh site on January 18 so that they could plant improvised explosive devices (IED).
The NIA also recovered various videos that showed Muslim clerics delivering motivational speeches on Jihadi literature, faith, blood-letting, hatred and lessons on bomb making using Diwali firecrackers, alarm clocks, and matchsticks.
News credit : Indiatimes