NIA on May 30 registered case against six accused persons for propagating the ideology of ISIS/ Daish on social media with the intention of recruiting vulnerable youth into its cadre for carrying out terrorist attacks in South India especially in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
It was also learnt that some of the accused persons and their associates were in touch with Zahran Hashim and his associates, over social media, with the intention of furthering the objectives of ISIS in India.
On June 12, NIA had conducted searches in this case at seven locations in Coimbatore City, Tamil Nadu and incriminating material including books and documents were seized from the houses and workplaces of accused persons. Accused were questioned regarding the incriminating materials recovered during searches and the content of their social media accounts.
NIA recovered 14 mobiles, 29 SIM cards and other incriminating materials including 300 air-gun pellets and posters of some proscribed organisation during its searches in Coimbatore in connection with ISIS Tamil Nadu-Kerala case.
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