Nearly 68 supporters of ISIS detained in India: Government


At least 68 supporters of ISIS has been arrested on Tuesday by NIA and state security agencies have from various parts of the country.

"The National Investigation Agency and state security agencies have so far arrested 68 ISIS supporters/sympathisers," Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said.

Nearly 50 people have been detained by the NIA and state security agencies. The reports revealed that 11 belonged to Maharashtra, 11 belonged to Telangana, 7 belonged to Karnataka, 4 from Uttarakhand, 6 from Kerala, 1 from Delhi, 2 from West Bengal, 1 from Rajasthan, 2 from Uttar Pradesh, 1 from Madhya Pradesh, 1 from Jammu and Kashmir, 1 from Bihar and 2 from Tamil Nadu.

Ahir affirmed that ISIS is using several platforms to spread its ideology and to attract people from across the world.

"The intelligence and security agencies maintain a close watch to identify those engaged in such anti-national activities and persons or preachers misguiding the youth and action is initiated against such persons under the relevant laws," he said.