Rajasthan ATS detains a suspected ISIS handler in Chennai

04 July 2017, 11:42 AM
 Rajasthan ATS detains a suspected ISIS handler in Chennai
Rajasthan ATS detains a suspected ISIS handler in Chennai

Rajasthan Anti-Terrorism Squad detained a man on suspicion of links with Islamic State terror module based in Chennai. The accused, identified as 30-year-old Haroon, is suspected of collecting and sending funds to the terrorist organisation.

The accused was detained from Burma Bazaar area in the city on Tuesday morning following information from two accused, Mohammed Iqbal and Jamil Ahmed, who are already under the custody of ATS. Haroon reportedly runs a mobile phone shop in the area.

The report states that Haroon has been taken to an undisclosed location for further questioning and investigation. ATS is Checking his bank account to find the terror nexus.

There have been reports of several individuals joining the Islamic State in Syria from Tamil Nadu and Telangana. It is believed that nine people, including one from Telangana and eight from Tamil Nadu, had joined ISIS in the year 2016.

First Published: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 11:38 AM

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