The Delhi Police said that they were informed by the officers of the intelligence services to the suspicious activities of the couple from Kashmir planning out terror activity in Delhi.
The duo had been on surveillance for the past several months. The information was shared with the Delhi Police & they were held. The Police claimed that the couple were planning to carry out suicide attacks in the nation.
Pramod Singh Kushwaha, DCP (Special Cell) said that “Jahanjeb Sami & his wife Hina Bashir Beg are linked to Khorasan Module of the IS. The couple were apprehended from Jamia Nagar in Ohkla. They were instigating anti-CAA protests in the city”.
According to Mr Kushwaha, the couple had moved to Delhi from Srinagar in Aug 2019. The husband was working with a private company, while the wife stayed home. The Delhi Police had recovered incriminating material from their rented accommodation in Jamia Nagar.
The Police said Jahanjeb was actively involved in the propagation of the recently published IS magazine Sawt al-Hind (Voice of India) in Feb 2020.
The couple came under the scanner after their activities on cyberspace were noticed by the intelligence agencies.
A Cop said that “The couple was much active on social media & used to call India Muslims to come together & fight against the Indian government in protest against the CAA legislation”.
Sami has also told that one of his close associates, Khattab, is, in fact, Abdullah Basith, who is currently lodged in the Tihar jail as an undertrial in the IS-related cases.
The officer stated that “We are tracking down their source of funds & logistic support. We have seized their mobile phone & laptop to find out groups they had created to connect with the people. We are also questioning the landlord to find out if he had got done the police verification of the couple”.