- Suspected ISIS operative arrested at the Mumbai airport
- Abu Zaid allegedly ran terror network from Saudi Arabia
- He was running a social media group to radicalise young people: cops
"Abu Zaid, a suspected ISIS terrorist was arrested by the ATS team from Mumbai Airport yesterday after he came from Saudi Arabia," senior UP police officer Anand Kumar told reporters in Lucknow today.
Abu Zaid, who was living in Riyadh, ran a social media group to allegedly radicalise young people in India and lure them to ISIS, Mr Kumar said.
A look-out notice was issued against Abu Zaid after his name cropped up during interrogation of the four suspected ISIS terrorists arrested by Uttar Pradesh's Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in April this year.
"They used to talk via an application on the internet and Zaid was their ideologue," Mr Kumar said, adding, "He will be brought to Lucknow on a transit remand and will be produced in the court. We will take him in police custody for interrogation."
(With inputs from PTI)