India’s NIA says ISIS suspects radicalized by Zahran Hashim

Out of the 127 suspects arrested in cases related to ISIS, some  have accepted that they have been radicalised by the mastermind behind the Easter Day bombings in Sri Lanka and by the preacher Zakir Naik, The Times of India quoted Inspector-General (IG) of India’s National Investigation Agency, Alok Mittal as saying.

Mittal was addressing an anti terror conference on Monday.

“In three of these ISIS cases from Kerala and Tamil Nadu, the accused have admitted that they were radicalized by Zahran Hashim’s videos. Hashim, as we know, is the is the mastermind of the Easter day bombings in Sri Lanka,” Mittal said.

“Most of the 127 persons arrested in connection the ISIS across 14 states in the country were inspired by controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik.” Alok Mittal said. The Times of India