Central intelligence agencies say that the growth of ISIS modules in India are emerging mainly from Hyderabad and Kerala. These are two problematic destinations, an Intelligence Bureau official confirmed.
A Republic Day protocol was triggered off at three major airports following a hijack threat on Sunday. However investigations that have been conducted suggest that the hijack call was a hoax. Security had been stepped up at the Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai airports following the email.
The National Investigation Agency which recently bust a module of the Islamic State in Hyderabad has learnt that applications such as Orbot and Orfox were used. These applications are used to hide a user’s internet usage. This technology helped the operatives hide their tracks for a long time until the Intelligence Bureau got the better of them.
The NIA had recently charge-sheeted eight persons in connection with the Hyderabad IS module case. The operatives are believed to have been advised by their handler Shafi Ramar to use such technology to avoid detection. The NIA says that this module was planning a series of attacks on police stations.
July 1: The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has said that the Telangana government must reign in on the large number of sleeper cells in the state. There are key areas in the state which are problem prone and according to the IB there are around 90 sleeper cells in Hyderabad and Karimnagar district.
Hyderabad/Mumbai, Jan 22: The National Investigating Agency which carried out a nation wide operation to nab ISIS sympathisers has booked 5 persons under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. While the NIA has officially arrested five persons, the remaining nine have been detained and are being questioned. During the search operations that were conducted in Mumbai and Hyderabad, the NIA officials had found improvised explosive devices. Further search operations are on, officials say.
Hyderabad, Dec 15: Telangana and its capital Hyderabad in particular has been identified as a problem area for security agencies as the number of fanboys of the ISIS are highest in this part of the country.
While across the country, the Intelligence Bureau are watching nearly 200 persons alleged to be sympathetic towards the ISIS, in Telangana alone the count is at 65.