Uttar Pradesh’s Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested a suspected ISIS terrorist from the Mumbai airport on Saturday. Abu Zaid was arrested upon his arrival from Saudi Arabia. According to reports, he was residing in Riyadh and had formed a social media group to radicalize youths and lure them to ISIS.
"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 in Lucknow on Sunday.
According to a Times of India report, Zaid will be brought to Lucknow on a transit remand and will be produced in court. He will be moved to police custody for interrogation.
Uttar Pradesh ATS arrested an ISIS suspect Abu Zaid from Mumbai. pic.twitter.com/9BZttTl34b
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Earlier in April, the ATS had arrested four suspected ISIS terrorists who upon interrogation, revealed Zaid’s name. The ADG also mentioned, "They used to talk via an application on the Internet and Zaid was their ideologue." It is possible that the arrest has prevented a few terrorist incidents from happening in the country.
A lookout notice was issued for Zaid before his arrest in Mumbai.