Terror crackdown: Karnataka's Yousuf plotted hits in India

Yousuf is among the top three leaders of Janood ul Khalifa e Hind' (Army of the Caliph of India), the Indian arm of the ISIS.

Hyderabad: The operations of the ISIS terrorists, who were arrested on Friday, were directed by the chief of ‘Warriors of the Caliph in India’ Shafi Armar alias Yousuf, who is waging a war for the terror group in Syria.

Yousuf passed on instructions to the three terror commanders including Mohammed Nafees Khan of Tolichowki, arrested in Hyderabad, and elsewhere in the country.

Yousuf is among the top three leaders of ‘Janood ul Khalifa e Hind’ (Army of the Caliph of India), the Indian arm of the ISIS.

Read: Arrested suspects taken to Delhi, money baffles cops

Top sources in the police said that Nafees Khan had left his job recently to become a full-time chief of the terror group in Hyderabad and took the alias of Abu Zarrar.

Nafees had prepared the suspects to take part in a training camp in a forest in Karnataka. Apart from carrying out terror attacks, their aim was to secure the release of Indian Mujahideen former operative Yasin Bhatkal by carrying out a jail attack.

Read: ISIS wanted to free Bhatkal

Suspect stabbed TS policeman
A constable of the Telangana counter-intelligence was stabbed while overpowering terror suspect Asghar of the erstwhile Indian Mujahideen in Bengaluru on Saturday.

He was the prime suspect in the 2008 Ahmedabad blast that resulted in the death of 56 people. He was also linked to the Surat blasts and conspiracies in Chennai and other places.

“We found a rifle and a map of the Republic Day celebrations in the city, while searching his house. Though this is not connected with the NIA crackdown on ISIS terrorists, it is learnt that Asghar was also in touch with Yousuf alias Shafi Armar, the ISIS head of India in Syria. Ashgar was assigned missions in south India,” the officer said.

A top official of the Bengaluru police said, “Asghar was living with his wife in Parappana Agrahara. The couple resisted arrest. The constable who was injured is out of danger and is in hospital.”

Bengaluru police commissioner Megharikh said “A cop from Telangana was attacked in Parappana Agrahara. But We have not received any complaint so far.”

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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