Srinagar couple arrested in Delhi for alleged ISKP links
New Delhi: Delhi
Police Sunday detained a Srinagar couple from Jamia Nagar alleged to be associated
with Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP). The couple, police claimed, was also
actively involved in the recent anti-CAA protests.
Jahanzaib Sami and his wife Hina Bashir Beigh from Srinagar
were detained by Special Cell of Delhi, said Pramod Singh Kushwaha, Deputy
Commissioner of Police (Special Cell).
“The police recovered electronic gadgets and incriminating
material promoting jihadi thought from their possession,” news agency ANI
“A couple, Jahanzaib Sami and Hina Bashir Beigh linked to
Khorasan Module of ISIS were apprehended from Jamia Nagar, Okhla. The couple
was instigating anti-CAA protests,” said Kushwaha.
Quoting “informed sources” ANI reported that Sami came under
scanner “due to his activities on cyberspace which revealed his intention to
carry out suicide attacks in the country.”
“He was in association with senior ISKP members in
Afghanistan. He was earlier also in contact with Khurasan-based Huzaifa
Bakistani (Amir of Wilaya Hind who has since been killed),” the news agency
“During his interrogation, Jahanzaib Sami revealed that he
was actively involved on various social media platforms calling on the Indian
Muslims to unite and fight against the Indian establishment in protest against
the CAA legislation,” ANI reported sources saying.
Sami, the news agency claimed, also revealed he was trying
to arrange firearms and ammunitions for his planned activities against the CAA.
“Sami told Police that he was actively involved in the
propagation of recently published IS magazine `Sawt al-Hind’ (Voice of India)
in the month of February 2020. Sami has also revealed that one of his close
associates, Khattab, was in fact Abdullah Basith who is currently lodged in
Tihar jail as an undertrial in ISIS-related cases,” ANI reported.
“Meanwhile, his wife Hina was also active on pro-IS social
media platforms under the name of Catijah al Kashmiri/Hannabee and played a
role of facilitator in spotting talents on cyberspace and further motivating
them,” the news agency reported. (With inputs from ANI)