ISIS India head and his associate, who converted from Hinduism to Islam, arrested in Assam

Both of them are highly indoctrinated motivated leaders of ISIS in India: Police


ISIS India head Haris Farooqi, alias Harish Ajmal Farukhi of Chakrata, and one of his associates were arrested in Assam on Tuesday.

According to media reports, based on specific intelligence inputs, the two were apprehended from Dharmasala area of Dhubri in Assam by the Special Task Force (STF).

They were brought to the STF office in Guwahati.

"The identity of both of them was ascertained and it is found that accused Haris Farooqi, alias Harish Ajmal Farukhi of Chakrata, Dehradun, is the head of ISIS in India," Assam Police chief public relations officer Pranabjyoti Goswami said.

His associate, Anurag Singh, alias Rehan of Panipat, got converted to Islam, while his wife is a Bangladeshi national, according to the police.

"Both of them are highly indoctrinated and motivated leaders/members of ISIS in India. They had furthered the cause of ISIS in India through conspiracies to carry out recruitment, terror funding and terror acts by means of IEDs at several places across India," the police said.

The duo are also wanted by the NIA. The Assam Police will hand them over to the NIA for further action.


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