Gujarat: 2 suspected ISIS operatives arrested

Gujarat ATS informed that the Temple Saurashtra was the target of the operatives.

Gujarat: 2 suspected ISIS operatives arrested

In a major operation, Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested two suspected ISIS operatives who had to carry out terror activities in the country and was planning to collect chemical explosives from cracker manufacturers in Gujarat.

In an operation launched by the Gujarat ATS, two brothers, Wasim and Nathin, were arrested from Rajkot and Bhavnagar respectively. Gujarat ATS informed that the Temple Saurashtra was the target of the operatives.


Earlier this month, the NIA arrested a Kerala resident, in connection with its probe in alleged ISIS module.

Last year, the ATS of Rajasthan had arrested an alleged Islamic State operative in Sikar district who was involved in collecting and transferring funds for the terror organisation from Dubai.

This comes a week after an Indian Doctor  K Ramamurthy was freed from clutches of ISIS after 18 months of capitivity in Libya.
Addressing media, Dr Ramamurthy said that the members of the terror outfit are educated youngsters and know everything about India's growth.

"These ISIS people are well-educated youngsters and they do know about India and its development and how it has developed in education, economy and everything else. They are interested in India. But, I did understand that they wanted to spread the ideology of their nation to other parts of the world, including India," he said.