Hyderabad: On Thursday, a special NIA (National Investigation Agency) court sent five suspected Islamic State militants supposedly planning terror attacks here into judicial custody till July 14.
In a remand report submitted by NIA court in Hyderabad, apart from launching attacks at the various places in the city, the five suspects had also planned to target renowned personalities. Bomb attacks and firing was planned by the suspects at the various shopping malls and crowded areas of the city.
The suspects are aged between 20 years to 42 years. They have been identified as Mohammed Ibrahim Yazdani, Habeeb Mohammed, Mohammed Ilyas Yazdani, Abdullah Bin Ahmed Al Amoodi, and Muzaffar Hussain Rizwan.
A report from a daily claims that the suspected militants were in touch with one another and that they were being ordered by their ISIS operatives in Syria to carry out attacks before the festival of Eid in the city.
Reports are that ISIS sympathizers had contributed Rs 1.5 lakh to carry out terror attacks. Also, reports are that around two IS members, Habeeb Mohammad and Mohammed Ibrahim Yazdani visited Ajmer to purchase weapons. They paid Rs 65,000, however did not get weapons. Also, the NIA officials said that they even tested the IED and carried out practice sessions in isolated areas of the city.
Also, during interrogation Habeeb revealed that they were shown videos of bomb making by Ibrahim on You Tube.
During raid, an airgun, two 9 mm pistols, nails, two airgun target boards and other material like chemicals used for making explosives, Improvised Explosive Devises (IEDs), Rs 15 lakh, 40 mobile phones, 32 SIM cards, six laptops and seven pen drives and other digital items were seized from them.