According to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India, two terrorist suspects about to travel to Afghanistan were detained in a case involving Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent’s efforts to radicalize and incite young people to commit terrorist crimes in the country.
According to a federal agency official, Hamraz Worshid Shaikh of Maharashtra and Mohd Arif, a resident of Bengaluru, were in online touch with handlers working for banned terrorist groups who were headquartered abroad.
On Saturday, the two were apprehended and taken up for questioning following searches at Thanisandra in Bengaluru and Palghar-Thane in Maharashtra state, India.
“NIA arrested the two accused on Sunday in a case relating to a conspiracy by terrorist organizations based in India and abroad to radicalize the youth and provoke them to indulge in acts of violence and terrorism,” a spokesman said.
After the Doha agreement between the US and the Taliban group in February 2020, the Taliban agreed to cut ties with Al-Qaeda as part of the agreement with the United States.
On the other hand, it will not allow any groups to operate against the United States or other countries. However, Ayman al Zawahiri, the Al-Qaeda leader, has found and killed by the US in Kabul last year.
On the other hand, the South Asian branch of Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent tries to take advantage of the Taliban’s resurgence in the country.