As many as 150 techies from Maharashtra , who have helped the security agencies in track down Islamic State Operatives across the country, were found to be on the hit list of the the terrorist outfit.
According to a report in The Indian Express, the National Investigative Agency has acquired a ‘ kill list’ which is said to have been prepared by ISIS to target ethical hackers, software managers and professionals who have helped the security agencies nab the the outfit members.
The list has names from across the world and details of over 150 such professionals across Maharashtra, nearly 70 from Mumbai, says the IE report.
The “kill list,” contains names, designations, companies and email addresses of the “targets.” the daily reports quoting its sources.
The security agencies found the list on a laptop belonging to alleged IS recruit Nasir Bin Yafi Chaus, a youth from Parbhani in Maharashtra, who has been arrested.
This list was shared by his handler identified as Syria-based Shafi Armar alias Yusuf alias Farooque.
However, the agencies also suspect that it could be a ‘ red herring’ flaoted by the outfit just to divert attention of investigators from real targets.
Notedly, the terror group has not acted on it despite the list being five months old.