Islamic State module busted in Gujarat’s Porbandar, a woman among 4 accused arrested
Four persons affiliated to the Islamic State (IS) have been arrested by the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Gujarat Police. The ATS has dismantled a module of the terrorist group in the coastal town of Porbandar.
The crackdown on the IS module began on Friday under the leadership of DIG Deepan Bhadran and SP Sunil Joshi.
According to the police, these suspects were active members of the IS module with plans to abscond and officially join the terror group.
The four arrested individuals include a woman from Surat, the police said, adding that another person involved with the IS module is currently at large.
For the past year or so, they had been engaging in regular communication and were reportedly radicalised by their Pakistani handlers, the police added.
The apprehended suspects had been under the surveillance of the ATS for an extended period, during which their activities were meticulously documented and tracked. The operation is ongoing.
In 2017, the Gujarat ATS had arrested two suspected IS terrorists, reportedly brothers, who were purportedly preparing to launch a series of bombings at various religious sites across the state. The arrested took place in Rajkot and Bhavnagar.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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