Indian contacts of Islamic State (ISIS) have been directed to lie low by the terror group in Syria on Thursday, claims report.
According to the report in leading daily, senior ISIS handlers have instructed their contacts in India to stop their activities for some time as the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has stepped up its crackdown against suspected people of having links with the terror group.
Earlier this year, the NIA launched an operation against an ISIS-inspired module believing that it would be headed by Mumbai-based techie Mudabbir Mushtaq Shaikh.
The newspaper quoted sources as saying that senior ISIS recruiter Shafi Armar alias Yousuf al Hindi has instructed Indians working for the terror group to halt or restrict their activity on the Internet and social media, especially the one aimed at recruiting young Muslims for the terror group.
Report claims that the suspension in online activity and recruitment is aimed at preventing further police crackdown.