New Delhi, May 21: The National Investigation Agency on Monday conducted more raids in Tamil Nadu in connection with a case relating to the Islamic State.
The NIA carried out searches at 10 different locations in Tamil Nadu, during which the agency recovered a number of digital devices. The NIA also recovered 3 laptops, 3 hard discs, 16 mobile phones, 8 SIM cards, 2 pen drives, 5 memory cards, a card reader and two knives apart from a large number of incriminating documents.
New Delhi, May 17: After announcing a province in India, the Islamic State has done the same in Pakistan as well. Media reports in Pakistan said that the ISIS claimed to have assassinated a police officer in Mastung and also hit rival Taliban fighters in Quetta.
Both were attributed to the Pakistan Province of the group. The move comes just a few days after a similar province was announced in Kashmir. Several analysts tell OneIndia that the ISIS is trying to establish the Caliphate in the Indo-Pak-Afghanistan region after it fell in its mainlands of Syria and Iraq.
New Delhi, May 14: The recent announcement by the Islamic State that it has set up the Wilayah of Hind in Jammu and Kashmir comes in the lines of the outfit announcing the Global Islamic Council.
The ISIS claimed that it has established a new province in India following clashes between terrorists and security forces in Kashmir on May 10. The announcement was made by the terror group through its news agency, Amaq.
New Delhi, May 13: Even as the intelligence agencies assess the threat posed by the Islamic State, the danger that stares at us is the rapid pace at which the outfit is growing in West Bengal.
To focus extensively on Bengal and Bangladesh, the ISIS had appointed Abu Mohammad al-Bengali as the emir. While, India had managed to keep the situation under control, there is a new lurking danger emerging in the aftermath of the suicide bombing in Sri Lanka.
New Delhi, May 11: For any successful operation against terrorists, the key is surveillance. An officer would need to be at least ten steps ahead in order to prevent a terrorist from acting. India’s success rate against the Islamic State has been particularly good so far.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) too has achieved a large amount of success in tracking the ISIS modules in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
New Delhi, May 08: Radicalisation and terror down south has been a major concern. The fact of the matter is that there was always a danger lurking and it is also a fact that the agencies reacted late in this part of the country.
Was it due to the late reactions that let terror and radicalisation flourish in South India. Former officer of the Research and Analysis Wing, Amar Bhushan says that it is unfair to accuse the agencies of reacting late in South India. Let us put this thing in perspective and the fact is that the agencies never got a free hand to act against radicalisation and terrorism down South, he tells OneIndia.
New Delhi, May 07: The bombings in Sri Lanka have shown that the Islamic State which lost ground in Iraq and Syria has gone on to become a sponsor of terror. Intelligence agencies who have been analysing the attacks in Sri Lanka tell OneIndia that the manner in which strikes were carried out clearly suggest that neither the National Towheed Jamath (NTJ) or the ISIS could have carried out the attack on its own.
New Delhi, May 07: The tacking of the online activity of the Islamic State has been one of the most important jobs for an Intelligence Bureau (IB) official. It is there where the radicalisation takes place and in almost all cases it has been found that a person has joined the Islamic State after being contacted by a handler online.
The Indian agencies tracking the ISIS say that most notorious handle used online is Yusuf al Hindi.
New Delhi, May 01: In the aftermath of the ghastly Sri Lanka bombings, the chief of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi issued a video message. This is in fact the first time he is appearing on video since his appearance in July 2014.
Sitting cross legged with an assault rifle, a heavier Baghdadi when compared t0 2014 termed the attacks in Colombo as a revenge strike. The video was put out by Al-Furqan, the central media ministry of the Islamic State.
New Delhi, May 01: The National Investigation is looking into the political affiliations of Riyaz Aboobacker, the suspected Islamic State operative, who had allegedly planned on carrying out a suicide strike in Kerala.
Riyaz alias Abu Dujana was arrested by the National Investigation Agency and during his interrogation, he revealed that he had been in close touch with ISIS operatives and was conspiring on committing a major terrorist act.