The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and state security agencies have so far arrested 68 supporters of dreaded terror outfit ISIS in various parts of the country, Lok Sabha was informed today. 

In reply to a written question, Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said: 

"The National Investigation Agency and state security agencies have so far arrested 68 ISIS supporters/sympathisers,

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The Minister said a total of 50 people have been arrested by security agencies during current year.  

Eleven belonged to Maharashtra, eleven belonged to Telangana. Seven were from Karnataka, four were from Uttarakhand, six from Kerala, and one from Delhi.  

Remaining two were from West Bengal,  one from Rajasthan,  two more from Uttar Pradesh, one from Madhya Pradesh, one from Jammu & Kashmir, one from Bihar and finally two from Tamil Nadu. 

Ahir said ISIS is using various platforms to propagate its ideology and to attract recruits from across the world. 

"The intelligence and security agencies maintain a close watch to identify those engaged in such anti-national activities and persons or preachers misguiding the youth and action is initiated against such persons under the relevant laws,"  he said. 

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