Security agencies have foiled major terror attacks in three cities, which was being planned on the messaging app - Telegram.
According to the officials, ISIS terrorists along with their sympathizers in Afghanistan and India were planning to carry out terror activities across India, for which they have been provoking Muslim youths through different Telegram groups.
Agencies have tracked as many as five such Telegram groups on which the terrorist were carrying out their planning.
After a detailed investigation, it was revealed that ISIS had made 'Operation Green Birds' where they wanted to attack three cities ahead of the Independence Day.
"They want to create unrest in the country. We have busted five groups on which planning was being hatched for bomb blasts in India. These groups have been flooded with hate messages against India," said a source in the central agency.
The officer added that they intercepted the messages that attacks were planned on August 13 at a railway station in South Delhi, or to plant a bomb inside a train that would start from Nizamuddin railway station. To carry out these attacks, the youths were being trained to make bombs with the help of IED and train to trigger it through a cell phone.
"As per their planning, B-1 Coach of Rajdhani Express was on their hit target. But our timely action has foiled their plan," the source added.
Security agencies swing into action after India received a tip-off after a serial blast in Sri Lanka. During the investigation, several groups on Telegram came under the scanner. Maps of India and suspicious contents were found in one of the groups.
A youth was picked up from Delhi, who was part of the conversation. "We got vital information about terrorists trying to enter India, who were posing as Afghanistan students. Preventive measures were taken by roping in other agencies and the planning was foiled," said a source.
In one of the chat groups, a user wrote that the whole of India will be made a part of the ISIS very soon. They were using code words for the planning which was intercepted and decoded by the agencies. The information is shared with all the state police officials and strict vigil is being kept on such groups.