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Delhi Police Register First FIR in Connection With Possible ISIS Attack

Delhi Police\'s Special Cell has registered an FIR against unnamed persons for their alleged links with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Published: 02nd October 2015 12:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd October 2015 12:08 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police's Special Cell has registered an FIR against unnamed persons for their alleged links with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Ansar-ut-Tawhid (AuT), based on intelligence inputs about possible terror strikes in several cities, including the national capital.

This is  the first FIR in India registered in connection with a possible ISIS attack. According to a senior officer in the Special Cell, the anti-terror unit of Delhi Police had started receiving intelligence inputs in June, which led to the registration of the FIR in around a week's time.

Alerts were sent to all police forces around the nation. Five persons - whose activities are being monitored through technical surveillance and local intelligence - are said to be under the special unit's scanner. "The case was registered on June 17 under Section 18 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC at Special Cell police station," said the senior officer.

The case was registered after Special Cell officials received secret information about a "deep rooted conspiracy" being hatched against India by banned outfits like ISIS and AuT in connection with terrorist attacks in various cities, including Delhi, the senior officer added.

The rapid increase in activities of ISIS in India's neighbourhood, particularly in Maldives and Bangladesh, has risen the fear of its impact in India.

Security officials said that at least 250 Maldivians have left the archipelago to join ISIS and about four of them were reportedly killed while fighting in battle fields in Iraq and Syria. About 30 nationals of Maldives have returned home from the ISIS-held territories and reportedly active in the island nation.

In Bangladesh, security officials said, there has been rapid rise of ISIS in recent months.



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