Bengaluru, Aug. 19: A 28-year-old- doctor Abdur Rahman from a Medical College in Bengaluru, has been arrested by NIA for his alleged links with the ISIS terror outfit. He linked the ISIS terrorists via messaging apps. After arresting Rahman, the central agency conducted search operations at three premises belonging to him and seized digital devices, mobile phones, and a laptop that allegedly had incriminating material. He will be produced before the NIA Special Court in New Delhi and his remand will be sought for custodial interrogation.
Abdur Rahman, was working as an Ophthalmologist at M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, was booked in connection with a case relating to the Islamic State Khorasan Province. Rahman was in the process of developing a medical application for helping the injured ISIS cadres in the conflict-zones and a weaponry-related application for the benefit of ISIS fighters.
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His arrest is connected to a case registered by the Delhi Police Special Cell in March this year. Rahman was reportedly interrogated at an undisclosed location during which he revealed he had visited an ISIS medical camp in 2014. There, he stayed with Islamic State operatives for 10 days and returned to India.
The special cell cops had arrested a Kashmiri couple – Jahanzaib Sami Wani and Hina Bashir Beigh – in March this year from Okhla Vihar, Jamia Nagar, in connection with the case. They were allegedly affiliated with the ISKP. The two were also found to be in touch with another accused, Abdullah Basith, currently lodged in Tihar jail.