According to a report by RIA Novosti on Monday, the Russians detained an Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist who was planning to kill a senior government leader in India.
The Russian news agency released a video of the man confessing the plot and identifying himself as “Azamov”. It is believed that man is from Central Asia.
Azamov in the video said, “In 2022,I flew to Russia, from where he was supposed to go to India. In India, I was supposed to be met and given all the necessary things to commit a terrorist attack on the instructions of the Islamic State for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.”
The Russian intelligence agency, Federal Security Service (FSB) made a statement regarding the man’s detainment which said, “The FSB in Russia identified and detained a member of the international terrorist organization Islamic State, banned in the country, a native of a country in the Central Asian region, who planned to commit a terrorist act by self-detonation against one of the representatives of the ruling circles of India.”
The FSB’s release also stated that he was recruited in Turkey as a suicide bomber.
Islamic State and all its iterations have been notified as Terrorist Organization and included in the First Schedule to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 by the Central Government.
The IS has threatened to carry out attacks against India after the former BJP Spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s remarks against the Islamic Prophet.
The Islamic State Khurasan Province (ISKP) released a 50-page document on the same issue with pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi petting a cow. It had called for attacks on India.