Two Kashmiris arrested in Delhi for alleged IS links

Two Kashmiris arrested in Delhi for alleged IS links
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New Delhi, Sep 7: The special cell of Delhi Police has arrested two ‘Islamic State’ operatives from the national capital. The suspects are from Kashmir and are said to have pledged allegiance to a new outfit called Islamic State in Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK), sources confirmed.
The duo, from Shopian in Kashmir, were identified as Parvez (24) and Jamshid (19). They were arrested from the Jama Masjid bus stop near the Red Fort, said PS Kushwaha, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell).
They were boarding a bus to return to Jammu and Kashmir when they were nabbed around 10.45 pm on Thursday. The officer said the duo was using Delhi as a transit point.
An FIR under unlawful Activities Prevention Act has been registered and intelligence agencies are interrogating the suspects to nab other members of the outfit.
Parvez’s brother was a militant, who was killed in an encounter in Shopian on January 26 this year, he said. Parvez is currently pursuing MTech from Gajrola in Uttar Pradesh and was inspired by his brother. Jamshid is a final-year diploma student. He had also facilitated Mohammed Abdullah Basith’s movement, who was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the officer said.
Two .32 pistols and four cell phones were seized from the duo, who were working on the instructions of Omar Ibn Nazir and Adil Thokar, he added. The officer said that they had no plans to carry out militant activities in the national capital and were using Delhi only as a transit point.