The Islamic State-inspired Hyderabad module that was recently arrested reportedly had police stations on its target list. Five suspects were nabbed last week by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).
An app found on the phone of one of the suspect had various police stations pinned on the map, NIA officials were quoted as saying by DNA.
The module had chosen the targets, the alleged leader of the group Ibrahim Yazdani reportedly told the officials. However, their handler who belonged to the terrorist group Isis told them to use a particular explosive called Triacetone Triperoxide (TATP) for the attacks.
TATP is the explosive used by Paris attackers in November 2015. It can be made using household products, including Hydrogen Peroxide. which is used as an anti-septic, bleaching, disinfecting. TATP is an unstable compound.
Ibrahim was reportedly inspired by Daesh or Isis and intended to move to Raqqa, Syria. He was radicalised while working as an engineer in Saudi Arabia. He had repeatedly made plans to move to Raqqa with his family, but his plans were never fulfilled.
His visa application to Greece, through which he intended to travel to Syria, was denied by officials twice.
Apart from Ibrahim, his brother Ilyas, Habib Mohd, Mohammad Irfan, and Abdullah Bin Ahmad, were arrested for alleged links to Isis. They had pledged allegiance to the terrorist group, which recently wrecked havoc in the Middle East by launching multiple attacks killing hundreds of innocent people during Ramadan.
Earlier this year, the NIA had arrested more than 50 people for their suspected links to the group. Isis is reportedly trying to recruit more number of people from the Indian Subcontinent, but their plans have been repeatedly foiled by intelligence agencies so far.
Another terrorist group al Qaeda is also attempting to grow its foothold in the South Asian countries. They recently called on Indian Muslims to carry out lone wolf attacks, similar to Isis protocol.