A special police task force arrested four suspected Harkat- ul- Jihadi Al-Islami militants in Hyderabad on Friday.
Police said the arrests of a Pakistani national, two Bangladeshis and a Myanmarese national in Hyderabad area raises huge concern.
City police also informed that the Pakistani national Mohammed Nazir and four others had taken shelter in a house in Chanchalguda area for the last two months.
According to reports, Nazir has been in India for last five years and officials are investigating about their activities and affiliation with HUJI and possible terror links.
A senior police official said, “All four have been staying using fake passports and some incriminating material was seized from them, police said. We are still verifying about their intentions of illegal stay in city. They are already in possession of several fake ID proofs in their names. These four members have been in touch with two locals who were facilitating their stay.”
For the last couple of days, city police have been conducting extensive search operations across the city after it received specific security alerts on the eve of Independence Day.
Police said that they would reveal more information related to their arrests in a news conference soon.