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Gujarat ATS arrests four ISIS-linked terrorists at Ahmedabad Airport | WATCH

The Director General of Police (DGP) will address the media at 4 PM to provide more details on the arrests and the ongoing investigation. This operation marks a significant achievement for the Gujarat ATS in their efforts to combat terrorism and ensure the safety and security of the region.

Reported By : Nirnay Kapoor Edited By : Nitin Kumar
Updated on: May 20, 2024 16:40 IST
Image Source : PTI/FILE PHOTO Gujarat Anti Terrorism squad on-site.

In a major breakthrough, the Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested four terrorists with alleged links to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The arrested individuals are of Sri Lankan origin and were apprehended at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad. Authorities have further interrogated the suspects to gather more information about their activities and plans. Security measures have been intensified across the airport following the arrests.


The arrested suspects have been taken to an undisclosed location for thorough interrogation, as reported by TV9 Gujarati. The exact reason for their presence at Ahmedabad airport remains uncertain.

The arrests occurred ahead of the arrival of three IPL teams at the airport for the qualifier and eliminator matches.

In March, two senior ISIS leaders in India were apprehended near the international border after crossing from Bangladesh. These individuals were identified as Harish Ajmal Farooqi from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, and Anurag Singh from Panipat, Haryana.

Both were heavily indoctrinated and involved in recruitment, terror funding, and planning terror acts using improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

The two previously arrested ISIS leaders had multiple cases registered against them by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in New Delhi and the ATS in Lucknow. The Gujarat ATS’s prompt action and subsequent security measures highlight the ongoing efforts to combat terrorism and ensure public safety in the region.

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