Rajasthan terror conspiracy case: NIA arrests two absconding accused


The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested two absconding accused, including the kingpin, in the 2022 case of the seizure of explosives and IED material in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh district. The NIA issued a statement saying that the arrested were part of the ISIS-inspired terrorist outfit ‘SUFA’. On Monday, the duo, Mohammad Yunus Saki and Iman Khan alias Yusuf, both residents of Ratlam, were produced before the NIA Special Court, Jaipur. NIA expects their arrest to lead the agency into establishing the missing links in the case and unearth the outfit linkages to active members and sleeper modules of ISIS in India. According to NIA, Mohammad Yunus Saki and Imran Khan were actively engaged in spreading the ISIS ideology before their arrests from Maharashtra. NIA had earlier seized explosives and various components used in the fabrication of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) from the possession of the accused, wanted in the case RC-18/2022/NIA/DLI.
Investigations had revealed that the two men had procured the materials and substances for fabricating the IEDs to spread terror and mayhem in Rajasthan and elsewhere in India, said NIA. According to NIA, the arrested duo was highly trained in IED fabrication and were also involved in training their co-accused to make such devices at the Poultry Farm of the mastermind, Imran Khan. The said poultry farm was attached by the NIA last month.
After they fled to Mumbai and settled in Pune last year, they organized at least two IED Training and Fabrication Workshops in Pune last year. Kingpin Imran and ten other accused were charge-sheeted in the case by NIA in September, last year.