Search has been taken place in the houses of the 5 suspects who are caught in Hyderabad and found some chemicals which are used to build Brussels bomb in one of the 5 suspects house who was arrested this was said by National Investigation Agency person. 

Habeeb Mohammad house was searched and recovered the chemical — triacetone triperoxide (TATP), This chemical can be assembled with chemicals which are easily available in the market. Officials said it was the group’s leader, Mohammad Ibrahim Yazdani (32), Officials said TATP is the most important and prefered chemical which is used by IS and this was also used in Paris Suicide bombers.

Partially assembled device
A School dropout, Mohammad who was dealing in computer hardware has assembled partially with the high grade granule chemical which he had experimenting in a large vessel. There were also large nails and other shrapnel used which are recovered in mohammad house.

Electronics engineer was also there in one of the  suspects who are arrested in Hyderabad, who is Yazdani. He is in direct touch with the handler (Officials said that he is may be Shafi Armar alias Yousuf Al Hindi )in Syrya.  

Sole contact

“Only Ibrahim Yazdani was in touch with the Syria based handler. We have reasons to believe that its Shafi Armar as during his chats, which we have intercepted, he introduced himself as a resident of Karnataka who travelled to Afghanistan and joined the Ansar ul Tauhid (AuT). He also said that right now he is in Syria to work for the Caliphate,” said a senior NIA official.

Yazdani, the official said, never spoke to Armar on phone or ever had a video call with him. They interacted with each other through Telegram — a messaging app — the official said.

“On the directions of his handler, Yazdani showed a You Tube video clip to Mohammad on methods to make the bomb,” said the official.

Yazdani never shared any details about his handler with other members in the group and told them that the information would be given on a “need to know” basis. He did not even share any information about the handler with his younger brother Ilyas Yazdani (24), who is among the five arrested men.

Personal contributions

An official said that the accused had raised Rs 1.5 lakh through personal contributions and most of the money was used in buying explosives and weapons. “It was on the directions of the IS handler that Yazdani sent Mohammad and Ibrahim to Ajmer to procure weapons in June. They were asked to give Rs 65,000 to a contact in Ajmer but they never got the delivery of the weapon, the meeting were fixed by the handler,” said the official. They were then sent to Nanded in Maharashtra from where they procured two 9 MM pistols. Officials said that till now they have not been able to ascertain the source of Rs 15 lakh recovered from Yazdani’s house.

“We have recovered lot of loose money receipts from his house. A notebook containing entries pertaining to financial transactions have also been found and we are scanning the details,” said the official.

Under surveillance

Though the group was under surveillance for the past three months, the immediate trigger for the arrests were the phone conversation between the accused which hinted that they were planning to carry out terror strikes at religious places and government buildings.

The other two accused Mohammed Irfan (27), a mechanic, and Abdullah Bin Ahmed Al Amoodi (31), a vehicle painter were also part of the module. Six others who were detained for questioning have been releasec. 

Source: Thehindu