A couple from Kashmir, accused of links with the ISIS unit from Afghanistan’s Khorasan Province, has been detained by the police from south Delhi’s Jamia Nagar, NDTV quoted the people familiar with the development as having said.
The report quoted sources as having said they were inciting youth Muslim men to carry out strikes and were planning a suicide attack in Delhi. The ISIS, the police said, has a big role in engineering the protests against the contentious citizenship law and the National Register of citizens.
According to a report published by NDTV, the couple — identified as Jahanjeb Sami and his wife Hina Bashir Beig – was taken into custody this morning from their home in Jamia Nagar, where the prestigious Jamia University is located. They were found to possess certain sensitive items.
NDTV quoted a senior official associated with the intelligence-driven operation as having said the couple had been in touch with senior ISKP members in Afghanistan to exploit the ongoing agitation against the amended citizenship law to incite Muslim youth to carry out strikes.
“Jahanjeb Sami used to run a private company. The couple also had a social media platform called Indian Muslims unite, which worked towards mobilising support against the CAA and the NRC,” NDTV reported.