Hyderabad: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday busted an Islamic State (IS or ISIS) module in the city of Hyderabad. The raid conducted by the NIA resulted in the arrest of two Islamic State chiefs.

With growing threat of the influence of Islamic State in India, the NIA has stepped up its vigilantism in connecting transactions and online activities to potential terror modules.

Athaullah Rehman and Yasir Niamatullah were arrested by the NIA for trying to radicalise youths to join the IS network.

Rehman was involved in radicalising the group members and he also administered Bayah – oath of allegiance – to Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi to the group members. Rehman used to participate in key conspiracy meetings.

Niamatullah, a resident of Hyderabad, was arrested for being a key member of the conspiracy group and for contributing money to the terrorist fund collected by the members of the group. Niamatullah also used to participate in key conspiracy meetings.

After their arrest, the NIA is seeking police custody of the arrested individuals.