In the Ansarulla terror case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided the Madurai residence of Mohamed Sheik Maitheen today morning, reports India Today.
Maitheen was arrested on 15 July for his alleged links with the case that pertains to forming a radical Islamist organisation for carrying out terror attacks in India with the goal of establishing Islamic rule. Those involved are allegedly associated with proscribed terrorist organisations like ISIS, Al-Qaeda and SIMI.
"The accused had collected funds and made preparations to carry out terrorist attacks in India, with the intention of establishing Islamic rule in India. The accused persons have been actively recruiting individuals to strike terror in India and have also been routinely posting videos and other jihadi propaganda material exhorting their supporters to conduct terrorist attacks using various methods including the use of explosives, poison, knives and vehicles, as means of attack, " informed the NIA.
The anti-terror agency had arrested 9 people on 13 July namely Hassan Ali, Harish Mohamed, Mohamed Ibrahim, Meeran Ghani, Rafi Ahamed, Munthasir, Umar Barook and Farook. On 15 July, seven more accused were arrested namely Mohamed Sheik Maitheen, Ahamed Azarudhen, Toufiq Ahmed, Mohamed Ibrahim, Mohammed Afzar, Mohideen Seeni Shahul Hameed and Faizal Sharief.
A case has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and UA(P) Act.