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NIA court denies bail to nine ISIS suspects

New Delhi : A Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Monday denied bail to nine Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) suspects for allegedly plotting terror strikes at various places, including the Ardh Kumbh at Haridwar, in India.

Rejecting the bail plea of the suspects, the court observed that it was not a fit case for bail.

It was alleged they were conspiring to target the Ardh Kumbh Mela at Haridwar, especially trains headed there, besides some other strategic locations in the national capital.

Reportedly, all of them were found to have links with a former Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorist, who later went to fight for the ISIS and is currently believed to be a key member of the Ansar-ut Tawhid fi Bilad al-Hind (AuT), which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.

One of the suspects, Akhlaq, was questioned in connection with the attack at the Pathankot airbase. (ANI)