NIA raids: The National Investigation Agency conducted raids over 40 locations in Karnataka and Maharashtra in an ISIS terror conspiracy case and arrested a total of 15 people, officials said on Saturday (December 9) morning.
Of the total 44 locations being raided by the NIA since this morning, the agency sleuths have searched 1 place in Karnataka, 2 in Pune, 31 in Thane Rural, 9 in Thane city and 1 in Bhayandar, they informed.
NIA seized huge amount of unaccounted money, firearms, sharp edged weapons, incriminating documents, smart phones and other digital devices during the raids.
The case pertains to a criminal conspiracy hatched by accused persons and their associates who had pledged to the violent extremist ideology of proscribed terrorist organizations, including Al-Qaeda and ISIS, and had formed a terrorist gang.
The terrorist organizations had recruited like-minded youth into their fold besides conducting religious classes to wage violent jihad to establish Islamic rule in India.