An NIA official has confirmed that the agency would start investigating the six members who were detained on Wednesday in Hyderabad over suspected links to Islamic State.
“The six detained persons were released and summoned again today [Thursday] afternoon for further examination. Their role is being scrutinised,” the official told IANS.
Syed Naimath Ullah Hussaini, 42, of Moghalpura; Muzaffar Hussain Rizwan, 29, of Talab Katta; Mohammed Ataullah Rehman, 30, of Bandlaguda; Abdul, 32, of Yusuf Gulshan colony; A.M. Azhar, 20 of Talab Katta; and Mohammed Arbaz Ahmed, 21, of Chandrayan Gutta were detained on Wednesday and were released late night.
The official also said that the five persons who were arrested would be presented before a special NIA court in Nampally in Hyderabad on Thursday. They were arrested during raids across the city and were identified as Mohammed, 24; Mohammed Ibrahim, 29, of Aman Nagar; Habib Mohammed, 32, of Barkas; Mohammed Irfan alias Yaqais, 26, of Chatta Bazaar; and Abdullah Bin Ahmed Al Amoodi alias Fahad, 30, of Charminar.
The suspects — aged between 20 years and 42 years — were allegedly plotting attacks in crowded places in the city, NIA sources said.