ISIS terrorist arrested from Mumbai Airport on flight from Saudi Arabia
NEW DELHI: ISIS terrorist Abu Zaid was apprehended from Mumbai airport by Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad, Zee News has reported.
"Abu Zaid, suspected ISIS terrorist was arrested by the ATS team from Mumbai Airport yesterday after he came from Saudi Arabia," ADG (Law and order) Anand Kumar told reporters here.
"He will be brought to Lucknow on a transit remand and will be produced in the court. We will take him in police custody for interrogating him," the ADG said.
Zaid, based out of Riyadh, had formed a social media group to allegedly radicalise youths and lure them to ISIS. He was found to be in touch with terror suspects who earlier arrested by police in Bijnore and western UP as well.
In April, the ATS had arrested four suspected ISIS terrorist Umar alias Nazim, Ghazi Baba alias Muzammil, Mufti alias Faizan and Jakawan alias Eihtesham. Zaid's name had cropped up during interrogation.
"They used to talk via an application on the Internet and Zaid was their ideologue," the ADG said.