Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) on Thursday arrests 3 suspected terrorists to be part of a ISIS terror module in Mumbai, Jalandhar and Bijnor, while  while six persons were detained in a joint operation carried out by Special Cell Delhi Police, Intelligence Cell Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra ATS, Punjab Police, Bihar Police and Uttar Pradesh ATS.

According to the reports, the terrorists have been arrested from Jalandhar, Mumbai, and Bijnor and they were allegedly looking for potential recruits in several states in the country including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Maharashtra.

An official belonging to the UP ATS said that they had “received information of a group being readied for terror activities. On Thursday morning police along with the team raided in Mumbra (Maharashtra), Jalandhar (Punjab), Narkatiaganj (Bihar), Bijnor and Muzaffarnagar (both in Uttar Pradesh) in a joint operation of the Delhi special cell, the ATS of UP and Maharashtra, and the police of Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Bihar.  Sources reveal that six more people have been detained by the police teams and they are currently being interrogated.

In the past, ISIS-inspired youths have been arrested from India as well, especially from the state of Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.

Mufti Faizan and Tanveer, who are connected with ISIS, were arrested from Bijnor district. Nazim Shamshad Ahmed (26), who hails from Bijnor was nabbed from Mumbra township in Thane district adjoining Mumbai, and Muzammil was apprehended from Jalandhar district.

The three accused will be produced in a Noida court where the ATS will seek their transit remand to take them to Lucknow. He said important documents relating to ISIS were seized from them.

According to the IG, the ATS had seized some important documents after the March 7 encounter in Lucknow in which a suspect .

(With inputs from PTI)