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Indian authorities arrest ISIS operative from New Delhi over allegation of funds collection for terror outfit

Suspect alleged to have been in contact with 35 terror commanders, also sent funds through cryptocurrency to Syria

The Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested an operative of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) from New Delhi over allegations of collecting funds for the terror outfit.

An OpIndia report quoting the NIA said that the arrested accused, identified as Mohsin Ahmed, was collecting funds from ISIS associates in India and abroad. The agency has also stated that funds were being transferred to Syria and other places in the form of cryptocurrency by Ahmed.

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Ahmed, an engineering student, was currently a resident near Jogabai Extension in Batla House, New Delhi, where NIA conducted a search operation on August 7.

According to the report, the accused Mohsin was a permanent resident of Patna, Bihar. He was arrested in a case pertaining to on-ground and online activities of ISIS.

Mohsin was also found being an active member of ISIS, according to the media report. The NIA has registered a case against him and a further investigation of Mohsin’s contacts in this regard has started.

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According to Indian media reports, numerous questionable objects were discovered in his home during the NIA raid.

However, no further details were yet provided by the investigative agency regarding the investigation as it was in progress.

Ahmed’s family has termed the allegations false and have said that they would be challenging them in court.

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