Another Islamic State suspect arrested in Delhi

Another Islamic State suspect arrested in Delhi
The Delhi Police have arrested a 28-year-old Mumbai resident over his suspected links with extremist militant group Islamic State (IS). Mohsin Abrahem Sayeed was acting as a financier and had given Rs 50,000 to four persons who were arrested in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar district last month for planning terror strikes.

The group had been collecting matchboxes to make bombs using explosives attached with the head of the sticks. They allegedly planned to target the ongoing Ardh Kumbh Mela at Haridwar, trains heading there and strategic locations in Delhi and NCR.

According to the police, Mohsin was arrested at north Delhi’s Kashmere Gate ISBT and Rs 85,000 was recovered from his possession. The money was channelised through hawala route.

“Mohsin was arranging funds for the four men and was given the job to arrange for logistics. He had come to Delhi to meet his associates,” said Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Arvind Deep.

Mohsin is one of the three Mumbai youths who went missing in December 2015. Earlier, the Mumbai Police had said that they suspected these youths to have followed the lead of another youth, who went missing in October 2015 and is now suspected to be in Kabul and joined the terror outfit.

Mohsin told the police that he was planning to go to Syria. He claims there are camps in Syria to fight for the Islamic State.

During questioning, Mohsin told the police that he was radicalised by the Islamic literature he found on the Internet. He later contacted some persons on the Internet. He was made to go through some texts and speeches after which he owed his allegiance to the outfit. “Mohsin was in touch particularly with Akhlaq ur-Rehman, one of the four persons arrested last month,” Deep added.

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