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ISIS India Head Haris Farooqi, Aide Arrested In Assam’s Dhubri

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NEW DELHI: In a major breakthrough for the Indian security forces, ISIS India head and one of his associates were arrested in Assam’s Dhubri district on Wednesday after they crossed over from Bangladesh. In a statement, Assam Police chief public relations officer Pranabjyoti Goswami said they were apprehended from the Dharmasala area by the Special Task Force (STF) following a tip-off. They were later brought to the STF office in Guwahati, he added.

“The identity of both of them was ascertained and it is found that accused Haris Farooqi, alias Harish Ajmal Farukhi of Chakrata, Dehradun, is the head of ISIS in India,” he added. His associate Anurag Singh, alias Rehan of Panipat, got converted to Islam, while his wife is a Bangladeshi national, the CPRO said.

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