On July 29 this year, the NIA raided several parts of the old city of Hyderabad and arrested Abdullah Bin Ahmed Al Amoodi alias Fahad alias Abuhaleem (31) of Charminar, Mohammed Ibrahim Yazdani alias Abu Abdurrahman (29) of Talabkatta, Habeeb Mohammed alias Abu Shaibah (31) of Hashmabad, Mohammed Ilyas Yazdani alias Abu Mansoor (24) of Talabkatta, and Muzaffar Hussain Rizwan alias Rizwan alias Abulhasan (29) of Talabkatta, for conspiring to carry out attacks in Hyderabad.
Subsequently, the NIA arrested Yasir Naimathullah alias Ullah Hussaini alias Abu Darda (44) of Moghalpura, Mohammed Ataullah Rahman alias Ghouse alias Ibne Bidri (31) of Bandlaguda and Abdul Raoof @ Mohammed Almashrifi (24) of Talabkatta.
They allegedly formed Jund-ul-Khilafa Fi Bilad-al-Hind (Army of the Caliph from the South India).
During investigation, the NIA said that it could establish that the arrested members used different modes of communication to connect within the IS group and with the overseas IS handlers.
“They formed a group called Jund-ul-Khilafa Fi Bilad-al Hind (Army of the Caliph from the South India). All the accused had conspired with a common intent to strike terror and threaten the safety, security and integrity of the nation. “They used the dark net through Tor browser, used encrypted applications such as Orbot, Amn al Mujahid (An encryption program by Al-Fajr Media Centre), Chat secure and Telegram applications, and also encrypted emails like Tutanota on a Tails Operating System platform.
They deliberately used secure communication and encryption to evade the monitoring.” The NIA said in its charge sheet that all the accused persons were members of a terrorist gang who had the knowledge of the conspiracy.
Courtesy: Times of India & VSK Telangana