Day after NIA raids, police carry out searches in Coimbatore


The searches came a day after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided seven areas in the city and arrested top accused Mohammed Azarudeen, who was once a Facebook friend of Sri Lankan Easter day blasts mastermind Zahra Hashim, and detained five others.
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The searches got here a day after the NIA raided seven places in the city
The intention of those detained used to be to recruit vulnerable childhood into the ISIS
The ISIS had claimed accountability for the serial bombings in Sri Lanka on April 21

Searches were carried out through police at the houses of three people here Thursday in the backdrop of NIA raids in the ISIS Kerala-Tamil Nadu module case.
The searches got here a day after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided seven places in the metropolis and arrested prime accused Mohammed Azarudeen, who was a Facebook buddy of Sri Lankan Easter day blasts mastermind Zahra Hashim, and detained five others.
Officials from revenue and police departments had been carrying out searches Thursday at the homes of three other people — Mohammed Hussain, Shahjahan and Hayatulla — from as early as 4.30 am, police sources said. NIA had registered cases on May 30 towards Azarudeen, Sheik Hidyathullah, Akram Sindhaa, Aboobacker M, Sadham Hussain and Ibrahim alias Shahin, all from Coimbatore, for their alleged involvement in recruiting adolescence and planning terrorist assaults in south India, specifically Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
The officers had seized a quantity of units like mobile phones, laptops, pen drives and incriminating documents throughout the searches Wednesday.
The intention of those detained used to be to recruit vulnerable youth into the ISIS for carrying out terrorist assaults in South India particularly in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, NIA had said in a release final night. Azarudeen was once the leader of the module and had been preserving the Facebook web page named ‘KhilafahGFX’, thru which he had been propagating the ideology of ISIS/Daish, it said.
The NIA has alleged that Azarudeen has been a Facebook buddy of suicide bomber Zahran Hashim and different contributors of the module have additionally been sharing radical contents attributed to Hashim, over the social media.
The officers have been likely to take Azarudeen to Kochi in connection with the case and the different five have been requested to appear earlier than a court in Kochi, the sources said. The ISIS had claimed accountability for the serial bombings in Sri Lanka on April 21 in which round 9 suicide bombers have been involved.

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