Crackdown on ISIS-inspired module: NIA arrests terror suspect, working as ‘maulvi’, from Ludhiana

In a crackdown on ISIS-inspired terror modules in the country, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested a ‘maulvi’, or Islamic preacher, from Ludhiana on Thursday. The arrested man was identified as Mohammad Ovesh Pasha, who was working as a ‘maulvi’ at a mosque situated in Meharbaan village of Ludhiana-Chandigarh road in Punjab.

The NIA conducted searches at seven places in western Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, pertaining to the probe related to the recently busted ISIS-inspired module. A team of NIA along with Punjab Police had conducted a raid on the mosque on Wednesday night, news agency ANI reported. The arrested ‘maulvi’  is suspected to be a member of the ISIS module, which the investigation agency had recently busted in Uttar Pradesh.

The suspect had reportedly arrived in Ludhiana seven months ago and allegedly came in the contact of the ISIS operatives while he was studying in a ‘Madarsa’ in Uttar Pradesh, the report said.  Read More

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