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    Engineers among 52 ISIS terrorists held by NIA


    Engineers among 52 ISIS terrorists held by NIA

    NEW DELHI: Hindus and Christians converted to Islam besides Muslims were among 52 people arrested for allegedly being ISIS terrorists, the Investigation Agency (NIA) said today, adding they included engineers and post-graduates.

    Almost 80 per cent of the accused had formal schooling and rest went to Madrassas, it said.

    The agency registered a highest of 12 Islamic State (ISIS) terrorism-related cases and arrested these accused last year. It is the highest number of cases and arrests made by the NIA in a year since its inception in 2009.

    In 2015, only two such cases were registered, the NIA said.

    Those arrested for allegedly being ISIS operatives were of different age group. A total of 28 were in 18-25 year group, 20 between 25 to 40 years and four were above 40 years, it said.

    A highest of 20 accused were graduates or engineers, 13 were matric passed, 12 were diploma holders, four were senior secondary passed while three were post-graduates with Master of Arts or Master of Computer Application degrees, the NIA said who released data on the arrests. (AGENCIES)

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