Bhopal: A man suspected to be working for the Islamic State terrorist group was on Monday arrested in the Madhya Pradesh capital by a team of state police and the NIA, officials said.

The man named Azhar, who was wanted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), was arrested from Tila Jamalpura area, Additional Superintendent of Police (Crime Branch) Shailendra Singh Chauhan told IANS.

Azhar, a resident of Obaidullah Ganj town in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh, was hiding in his paternal uncle’s house in Bhopal, from which he was arrested by a team of NIA and Crime Branch officials.

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Few days ago, Nine suspected members of the Islamic State (IS) terror outfit were arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in cooperation with state police forces across India to take to 14 those in custody.

Incriminating documents, mobiles, laotops and unaccounted cash and material used in making bombs were seized during the raids. Huge quantities of arms and ammunition were seized from the rented house of two of the suspects in Bengaluru. 

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