Hyderabad: The NIA has arrested Hyderabad ISIS module chief Yasir Niamatullah and Athaullah Rehman, who raised funds. The NIA today said the accused were tech-savvy and using a modern software to secure their email conversation with their handler in Syria.
With growing threat of the influence of Islamic State in India, the NIA has stepped up its vigilantism in connecting transactions and online activities to potential terror modules. Both were arrested by the NIA for trying to radicalise youths to join the IS network.
Rehman was involved in radicalising the group members and he also administered Bayah oath of allegiance to Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi to the group members. Rehman used to participate in key conspiracy meetings. Niamatullah, a resident of Hyderabad, was arrested for being a key member of the conspiracy group and for contributing money to the terrorist fund collected by the members of the group.
Niamatullah also used to participate in key conspiracy meetings. After their arrest, the NIA is seeking police custody of the arrested individuals.