News By/Courtesy: Ayush Sharma | 12 Jun 2019 21:47pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The raids were filed after the investigating agency filed a fresh case in connection with an ISIS module
  • The raids were conducted within months of suicide bombing on Sri Lanka
  • The raids started at 6 am on Wednesday and were monitored by 7 DSPs

 

Seven locations of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu has been raided by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday over the suspicion of links between an Islamic state module in the city and the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that killed over 250 people. The raids started at 6 am on Wednesday and were monitored by 7 DSPs. The two-member NIA team which was headed by the inspector general had left for Colombo last month with the Sri Lankan authorities for the investigation of the attacks. The top NIA official has said that “we have our own FIR against ISIS module. The visit is not to assist Sri Lanka with their probe but to see if an exchange of information and evidence that has been gathered by us can be mutually beneficial." NIA has also stated that the officials are investigating the social media connection of these places with the Sri Lankan blasts which occurred on April 21. During the probe, the agency found out that the leader ISIS module was friends with Zaharan Hashim on Facebook, who was alleged to be the mastermind of the Sri Lankan blasts. The searches are being held in the Anbu Nagar, Podanur and Kuniyamuthur areas of the city along with other places. The searches are a contribution of those conducted here and in Kerala in connection with the ISIS module.

Section Editor: Puja Jakhar | 12 Jun 2019 21:55pm IST


Tags : #SriLanka #SriLankaEasterBlasts #EasterBlasts #NIA #NIARaids #NIAEasterBlastRaids

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