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Karnataka And Tamil Nadu: NIA Raids Hideouts Of ISIS-Inspired Terror Modules That Planned To Eliminate ‘Hindu Leaders’  

Swarajya Staff

Feb 25, 2020, 05:14 PM | Updated 05:14 PM IST

Representative image of ISIS terrorists.
Representative image of ISIS terrorists.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided various locations in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu that were used by ISIS related terror groups to conspire and plan terror attacks in different cities including Delhi and Bengaluru.

A total of 10 locations were raided in Tamil Nadu in two different cases in which 16 SIM cards and two internet dongles as well as documents, books have been seized in the first case from the houses of the accused named Pachaiyapan of Kanchipuram, Rajesh of Chennai, Anbarasan of Salem Rural, Abdul Rahman and Liaqat Ali of Salem.

The second case, called the ISIS Khaja Moideen module, was originally registered by the Special cell of Delhi Police against Abdul Samad, Khaja Moideen, Syed Ali Navas and Jaffer Ali along with their associates for planning terror attacks in Delhi and NCR to further the agenda of ISIS, Daish.

The NIA has seized four laptops, one tablet, two mobile phones and three SIM cards along with documents that support violent jihad during the raid.

In Karnataka, raids were conducted in 15 locations across Bengaluru and Kolar in the premises occupied by a self proclaimed ISIS inspired terror organisation that calls itself ‘Al Hind’.

The Al-Hind trust, as accused, had been using the premise to plan a criminal conspiracy and kill Hindu leaders, and carry out anti-national activities on the lines of ISIS.

In the raids conducted at the houses of the accused and the absconding as well the ‘trust’ office, apart form incriminating documents, nine cell phones, five sim cards, one laptop, two hard disks, four CDs, 18 books, one auto rickshaw and firecrackers have been recovered.

This trust, as reported, was used as a front to carry out nefarious activities. To camouflage them, the trust conducted Karate classes, until the Crime Branch zeroed in on their activities and flushed out the terror accused.

The locality in Goreguntepalya has been under surveillance for some time now, and the items seized during the recent raids have been submitted to NIA jurisdictional courts, while the digital devices have been sent for forensic examination.

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