Security forces, agencies doing commendable job: Rijiju on IS threat

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Delhi, Jan. 27 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday dodged a question on potential terror threat in wake of the recently-unearthed links of the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) in the country, saying the security forces and agencies are doing a commendable job.

“Security forces and agencies are doing their job successfully. The Republic Day celebrations were peaceful, as they worked brilliantly,” said Rijiju.

In a massive terror crackdown ahead of the Republic Day celebrations, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrested eight more suspects from 12 locations in six different cities.

The NIA made the fresh arrests following information revealed in the interrogation of the five terror suspects, who had been detained on Friday.

Besides, two al-Qaeda suspects Ahmed Masood Akram Sheikh alias Masood alias Monu from Dhatkidih and Nasim Akhtar alias Raju were arrested in Jharkhand’s Jamshedpur city on Monday following leads and intelligence about their whereabouts.

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According to reports, the duo is associated with another suspect Abdul Sami, who was recently arrested in Jamshedpur. (ANI)

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