A village in India’s Maharashtra has been declared an ‘independent area’ by several IS leaders and members in the country. India’s National Investigation Agency NIA reported this information on Saturday. In the meantime, NIA also said that 15 IS have been arrested in massive raids in Maharashtra and Karnataka.
The Indian media Times of India says that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has recently launched a massive operation to eliminate IS. As part of this, raids were conducted in 44 areas of Maharashtra and Karnataka on Saturday.
In a post on social media X (the new name of Twitter), the NIA said that 15 ‘terrorists’ were arrested. Among those arrested are some IS leaders. They recruit new members to IS through ‘bayat’.
According to India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA), these 15 people are accused of working for banned groups and inciting terrorism. Cash, firearms, sharp weapons, banned books, phones and various digital devices were seized in this operation.
According to the NIA, these terrorists used to operate all their activities from Padgaon-Barivali area of Maharashtra. They declared Padgaon village in that area as free or independent area. Apart from this, he was running the program of joining the Muslims there.