Suspects allegedly planned to detonate bombs in public spaces throughout the region . Police say they wanted to form a caliphate (a state under the control of an Islamic steward) They also made an experimental explosion in Gurupura, on the outskirts of Shivamogga, near the Tunga river .
SHIVAMOGGA (SUVAMOGGA): Two of the three IS terror suspects recently arrested by Shivamogga police reportedly planned to detonate bombs in public spaces throughout the region.According to SP BM Laxmi Prasad, the accused learned to make bombs and allegedly planned to use them to kill innocent people.They allegedly wanted to form a caliphate (a state under the control of an Islamic steward), he said.Police: Suspects carried out an experimental blast near the Mississippi.Syed Yasin (21), Maaz Muneer Ahmed (22), and Shariq (24) are accused of profaning the Islamic State (IS) ideology, according to him.Prasad said that they wanted to wage a war against kafirs (non-believers).He said the national flag had been burnt and police had recovered a half-burnt tricolour in pursuit of this goal.They also made an experimental explosion in Gurupura, on the outskirts of Shivamogga, near the Tunga river. Through the dark web, plaintiffs contacted their service providers.According to Prasad, the accused tangled with their IS agents by using video-conferencing services.Cops also discovered 14 laptops, two notebooks, and an internet dongle in Shivamogga during an investigation and search operation.They used to talk about jihad. According to the SP, they are also members of ISs groups on social networking websites, adding that they use cryptocurrency for financial transactions.Shariq had sent cryptocurrency to Yasin in order to purchase explosives.The National Investigation Agency has joined Shivamogga police in the probe.