The (NIA) arrested a person from Batla House in New Delhi on charges of being an active member of the Islamic State (IS).

The (NIA) arrested a person from Batla House in New Delhi on charges of being an active member of the Islamic State (IS).

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested a person from Batla House in New Delhi on charges of being an active member of the Islamic State (IS). The accused has been identified as Mohsin Ahmed, a permanent resident of Patna. Ahmed was arrested after searches were conducted at his premises. And elsewhere Saturday in a case pertaining to “online and on-ground activities of ISIS” registered by the agency on June 25.

Mohsin Ahmad is an active member of ISIS. He has been arrested for his involvement in the collection of funds for ISIS from sympathizers in India as well as abroad. He was sending these funds to Syria and other places in form of cryptocurrency in order to further the activities of ISIS,” the NIA said in a statement Sunday. Last Sunday, the agency conducted searches at 13 locations across six states in the case.

NIA conducted searches at 13 premises of suspects in 6 states.

NIA conducted searches at 13 premises of suspects in 6 states viz. Bhopal and Raisen districts in Madhya Pradesh; Bharuch, Surat, Navsari, and Ahmedabad districts in Gujarat; Arariya district in Bihar; Bhatkal and Tumkur City districts in Karnataka; Kolhapur and Nanded districts in Maharashtra; and Deoband districts in Uttar Pradesh in the case pertaining to activities of ISIS,” the NIA had said in a statement then. The agency had said searches conducted had led to the seizure of incriminating documents material. On the same day, the NIA also conducted searches in Thiruvananthapuram district in Kerala; in the case pertaining to the arrest of one Sathik Batcha alias ICAMA Sathik. He was arrested in February this year along with four others in Tamil Nadu.

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