NIA arrests two suspects for propagating ISIS ideology in Coimbatore


Coimbatore: The National Investigative Agency(NIA) has arrested two suspects for propagating ISIS ideology on social media during raids in Coimbatore.

According to reports, on May 30, the NIA had registered a case against six people for their alleged links with ISIS module. The NIA sleuths believed that they were spreading ideologies of the Islamic State through social media.

Their aim is to recruit youths to conduct terror attacks in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, they said.

The investigating agency had arrested the mastermind of Islamic State’s Tamil Nadu module Mohammed Azarudeen on Wednesday. He has links with Sri Lankan suicide bomber Zahran Hashim on Facebook.

The NIA has been conducting searches in southern parts of India since April after reports of the presence of some ISIS suspects, who had alleged link with the mastermind of Sri Lanka blasts.

Media reports said the investigative agency had conducted search operations at seven locations in Coimbatore area of Tamil Nadu recently. They have unearthed 14 mobile phones, 29 SIM cards, 10 pen drives, three laptops, six memory cards, four hard drives, one internet dongle and 13 CDs/DVDs.


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