Gujarat ATS foils ISIS plot targeting 'religious place'

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Rajkot [India], Feb. 26 (ANI): The Gujarat Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Sunday claimed to have successfully foiled an attack by two brothers who are alleged ISIS operatives. The ATS team nabbed Wasim Ramodia and Naem Ramodia, from Rajkot and Bhavnagar respectively, and also seized literature on making explosives, 90 grams gun powder, mobile phones and also Jihadi material from them. Briefing the media here on the arrest, Joint CP of Crime Branch IK Bhatt confirmed that the duo was planning a "lone wolf" attack on a religious place. "They were about to attack a religious place, we worked out on the information and arrested the accused in a timely operation," he said. The arrest is being seen as a major development, as it is the first such arrest made in the state which may point towards a possible network of IS operatives, if the links are found to be true. Meanwhile, Indian doctor K Ramamurthy who landed in India after being rescued from the clutches of ISIS, said that the terror outfit is keeping an eye on the development of education and economy in India and wants to push their ideology in the country. Rescued from the Islamic State prison on February 14, Dr Ramamurthy told ANI that the members of the terror outfit are educated youngsters and know everything about India's growth. "These ISIS people are well-educated youngsters and they do know about India and its development and how it has developed in education, economy and everything else. They are interested in India. But, I did understand that they wanted to spread the ideology of their nation to other parts of the world, including India," he said. (ANI)