New Delhi: National Investigation Agency (NIA) has conducted raids at two locations in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi and arrested a highly radicalized operative in the ISIS ‘Voice of Hind’ module case. The Agency arrested Basit Kalam Siddiqui in a case related to a conspiracy by the proscribed terrorist organization ISIS.
During investigations, it emerged that Siddiqui, a resident of Varanasi, was actively involved in the radicalization and recruitment of radicalized youth on behalf of ISIS from India. The recruitments aimed to wage violent jihad against the Indian State by carrying out acts of terrorist violence.
A revised strategy of online propaganda was being pushed through a new online magazine ‘Voice of Khorasan’ after NIA busted the ‘Voice of Hind’ module and arrested 6 accused.
During its searches, the NIA seized incriminating articles such as handwritten notes related to the fabrication of IEDs and explosive substances, Mobile phones, laptops, and pen drives. The case was registered suo moto by NIA in June last year.