Man with ‘Islamic State links’ arrested by NIA from Delhi’s Batla House

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Saturday arrested a man from Batla House on charges of being an alleged active member of the Islamic State (IS). The accused has been identified as Mohsin Ahmad, a resident of Bihar’s Patna.
“Accused Mohsin Ahmad is a radicalised and active member of ISIS. He has been arrested for his involvement in collection of funds for ISIS from sympathisers in India as well as abroad. He was sending these funds to Syria and other places in the form of cryptocurrency in order to further the activities of ISIS,” the NIA claimed in a statement Sunday.
Last Sunday, the agency conducted searches at 13 locations across six states in the case. “NIA conducted searches at 13 premises of suspects in six states viz. Bhopal and Raisen districts in Madhya Pradesh; Bharuch, Surat, Navsari and Ahmedabad districts in Gujarat; Araria district in Bihar; Bhatkal and Tumkur City districts in Karnataka; Kolhapur and Nanded districts in Maharashtra; and Deoband district in Uttar Pradesh in the case pertaining to activities of ISIS,” the NIA had said in a statement then.
The agency had said searches conducted had led to the seizure of “incriminating documents/ material”.
On the same day, the NIA had also conducted searches in Thiruvananthapuram district in Kerala in the case pertaining to the arrest of one Sathik Batcha, who was arrested in February along with four others in Tamil Nadu.