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NIA sleuths question youth in Tamil Nadu

NIA sleuths question youth in Tamil Nadu

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Jun 2019, 08:32 pm

Madurai, Jun 16 (UNI) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials have raided the house of a youth at Villapuram locality in Madurai city and questioned him for his suspected links with the ISIS Tamil Nadu module, sources in police confirmed on Sunday.

According to police sources, the NIA sleuths from Kochi on the night of Saturday conducted searches in the house of a youth, who was studying in an Arabic College at Lucknow.

After a detailed enquiry that went past midnight, the NIA officials left for Kochi, leaving him at his house.

The officials verified his mobile phone and questioned him for his social media links with 'some' persons.

The youth had come to his house on vacation, sources added.

The raid in Madurai followed the NIA searches at seven locations in Coimbatore on June 12, in connection with an ISIS Kerala-Tamil Nadu module case, registered against Mohammed Azarudeen (32), Akram Sindhaa (26), Y Shiek Hidayathullah (38), M.Abubacker (29), A.Sadham Hussain (26), Ibrahim alias Shahin Shah (28) and others.

The accused and their associates were propagating the ideology of proscribed terrorist organisation ISIS on social media, with the intention of recruiting vulnerable youths into the ISIS, for carrying out terrorist attacks in South India, especially in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

Prime accused Mohammed Azarudeen was the leader of the module and has been maintaining the Facebook page named 'KhilafahGFX,' through which he had been propagating the ideology of ISIS.

He was also a Facebook friend of Zahran Hashim, Sri Lanka's Easter terror attack mastermind.  

NIA sleuths question youth in Tamil Nadu

India Blooms News Service
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