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Delhi Police detains couple linked to ISIS for instigating anti-CAA protests

The Delhi Police’s Special Cell on Sunday detained a couple from New Delhi’s Jamia Nagar for allegedly instigating the citizenship law protests

Jatin Sharma Jatin Sharma
New Delhi Updated on: March 08, 2020 16:44 IST

The Delhi Police’s Special Cell on Sunday detained a couple from New Delhi’s Jamia Nagar for allegedly instigating the citizenship law protests. Police have claimed that the couple, Jahanjeb Sami and wife Hina Bashir Beg, were linked to the Islamic State’s Khorasan module.

Both the husband and the wife have been identified as residents of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, said police. It is further learnt that the couple had been running a social media page by the name of ‘Indian Muslims United,’ the purpose of which was to gather protestors against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the Nationwide Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC).

Police said that the couple had been on the radar of intelligence agencies for some time. The cops also disclosed that the they had moved to Delhi in August last year.

The ISIS (K) has been involved in militancy since 2015, when the first attack claimed by the group was reported, according to Centre for International Security and Cooperation at Standford University.

The Khorasan module has been mainly active in Afghanistan and Pakistan till date.

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