The Nationwide Investigation Company Wednesday arrested Mohammed Azarudeen, the alleged mastermind of ISIS Tamil Nadu module who was a Fb good friend of Sri Lankan suicide bomber Zahran Hashim after it carried out searches at seven areas in Coimbatore, officers mentioned.
In the course of the searches, the company seized 14 cellphones, 29 SIM playing cards, 10 pen drives, three laptops, six reminiscence playing cards, 4 exhausting disc drives, an web dongle and 13 CDs/DVDs, in addition to one dagger, an electrical baton, 300 air-gun pellets and a lot of incriminating paperwork, the NIA mentioned in an announcement.
A few pamphlets of Widespread Entrance of India and Social Democratic Social gathering of India, each underneath the scanner of safety businesses, have additionally been seized from the homes and work locations of the accused, it mentioned.
Primarily based on the recoveries, the company has began questioning the accused in regards to the materials, it added.
A case was registered on May 30 this 12 months towards the module allegedly led by the 32-year-old Azarudeen of Coimbatore and 5 different residents of the town.
The company had obtained the knowledge that the accused individuals and their associates have been allegedly propagating the ideology of proscribed terrorist organisation ISIS on social media with the intention of recruiting weak youth into the group for finishing up terrorist assaults in south India, particularly in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, the NIA mentioned.
It alleged that Azarudeen was the chief of the module and maintained a Fb web page named “KhilafahGFX” by which he had been propagating the ideology of the banned West Asian terror group.
The NIA has alleged that Azarudeen has been a Fb good friend of Sri Lankan suicide bomber Zahran Hashim.
The IS had claimed accountability for the serial bombings in Sri Lanka on April 21 during which round 9 suicide bombers have been concerned. Complete of 258 individuals have been killed and 500 others injured within the terror assaults within the island nation.