A Bengal bomber and his southern sojourn: How NIA prevented an imminent terror attack

New Delhi, July 10: Five fabricated hand grenades, one timer device, three electric circuits, suspected explosive substance, different components for making IEDs/rockets were recovered by the National Investigation Agency, following a confession of a Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh operative, who was arrested in Bengaluru recently.

The recovery comes following the confession of the JMB operative, Habibur Rehman, who is also an accused in Burdwan blast case. The NIA said that these weapons were to be used in various terror acts in different parts of the state.

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NIA fights back ISIS threat and numbers show South India is a concern

New Delhi, July 05: For the National Investigation Agency it has been a busy couple of months. It has been making a series of arrests in connection with Islamic State related modules and has registered a host of cases in this regard.

With the ISIS looking to consolidate itself in India and the rest of South Asia, the National Investigation has had its task cut out. So far the NIA has registered 27 cases relating to the ISIS of which 18 are from South India. Further nearly 155 arrests have been made of which 58 are from South.

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JMB terrorist arrested from Bengaluru had a free run for four years

img_0048New Delhi, June 29: After a chase that lasted nearly five years, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), earlier this week arrested an accused in connection with the Burdwan blast from Doddaballapur near Bengaluru.

The arrested person was identified as Habibur Rehman, who is a close aide of Jahidul Islam arrested by the NIA last year from Ramanagara near Bengaluru. The sleuths of the NIA are currently questioning Rehman and during the interrogation it came to light that he had travelled to several places across the country.

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ISIS planned to establish Caliphate in India says NIA

New Delhi, June 22: The plan was to establish a Caliphate, the National Investigation Agency in its chargesheet that was filed in connection with the Islamic State Amroha case.

They had named this module as ‘Harkat-ul-Harb-E-Islam’ (Movement for War of Islam). This group owed its allegiance to ISIS and wanted to establish an ISIS Caliphate in India by resorting to large scale terrorist attacks in and around National Capital Region. The group carried out reconnaissance of some such locations in and around NCR, the NIA further said.

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NIA all set to get more powerful with two key amendments

New Delhi, June 24: The National Investigation Agency is likely to get more powers, with a proposal in place to amend the NIA Act.

The matter after getting a nod from the Cabinet will be placed before the Parliament this week during the ongoing Monsoon session. In addition to the NIA Act, there is also a proposed amendment on the cards for the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

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Kashmir to Kanyakumari: NIA gets on the job as ISIS looks to spiral out of control

New Delhi, June 21: Pakistan is having a problem of plenty, where the Islamic State is concerned. In the region, it has not stormed into areas like it did at Mosul or Faluja.

The outfit has used the online recruiting took effectively to bring in the numbers.

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Fighting radicalisation to the finish: Why the NIA will have a busy outing in TN, Kerala

isisuaeNew Delhi, June 18: The National Investigation Agency (NIA)’s raids at Tamil Nadu and Kerala have revealed a larger picture about both radicalisation as well as the gradual rise of the Islamic State.

Security experts say that radicalisation in the state is deeply infested and the issue had been ignored for long. Successive governments had ignored the issue a close look at the situation suggests that both Tamil Nadu and Kerala have had a similar problem.

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Two modules, one modus operandi: NIA on ISIS modules in TN, Kerala

Mohammed Azharudeen

New Delhi, June 14: The National Investigation Agency says that the mastermind of the Sri Lanka bombings could be linked to at least 3 cases that are being probed in India.

The revelation came in the wake of the NIA conducting raids at several locations in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. The NIA also went on to add that the Coimbatore module has more members and is found to be very similar to the ISIS operations in Kerala. Both modules had planned on carrying out attacks in South India similar to the Easter bombings, the NIA also said.

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NIA digs up a direct Pakistan link between Pakistan and ISIS in India

New Delhi, June 16: The direct connection between the Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan has been established in a chargesheet filed by the National Investigation Agency.

The NIA states that two of the accused, Tahir and Haris were in touch with one Abu Hufeza, who is a Pakistan national based out of Afghanistan. Further the NIA said that Haris too who was in touch with Hufeza would receive instructions and then spread the ideology in Kashmir.

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NIA team in Sri Lanka to probe ISIS links with India operatives

New Delhi, May 29: A team of the National Investigation Agency is in Sri Lanka to probe possible Indian links to the Easter bombings that took place on April 21 in which over 250 were killed.

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