AGENCIES, New Delhi: A Kashmiri couple, accused of links with the Islamic State – Khorasan Province (ISKP), has been detained by the Police in south Delhi’s Jamia Nagar, according to a Hindustan Times report on Sunday.
Delhi Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Pramod Singh Kushwaha said the couple, identified as Jahanjeb Sami and wife Hina Bashir Beg, were apparently instigating anti -Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests in Delhi and was trying to exploit the ongoing situation.
“Jahanzaib Sami and wife Hina Bashir Beigh, a couple from Srinagar in Kashmir, have been detained. We are in the process of completing the formalities to place them under arrest,” a senior police officer said.
Jahanzaib Sami’s activities were largely confined to propaganda for the proscribed terror group on cyber space and had been advocating that the group should expand its focus to the Indian hinterland, and not just Jammu and Kashmir.
The ISKP is the Afghanistan-based affiliate of IS. Police alleged that Sami intended to carry attacks including suicide bombing and had also tried to to procure weapons for this purpose.
Huzaifa al-Bakistani was killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan. His death was confirmed in July last year by the media channel of IS which claimed he had given “sleepless nights to Indian agencies”.
Jahanzaib Sami’s wife Hina Bashir Beigh was also active on pro-IS handles on social media and facilitated in spotting what the group considered ‘talent’ for its terror activities, a Delhi Police officer said.