Tamil Nadu: NIA conducts search operations on 14 places in terror funding case

New Delhi, July. 20: National Investigation Agency (NIA) has conducted search operations in Tamilnadu on 14 places belonging to 14 arrested accused persons who are having allegiance to proscribed organizations as ISIS, Jaish, AL Qaida and SIMI.

Earlier, a case has already been registered by NIA called as Ansarulla case u/s 120B, 121A and 122 of the IPC besides sections 17, 18, 18-B, 38 and 39 of the UA (P) Act, based on credible information that the accused persons and their associates, owing allegiance to the proscribed terrorist organizations ISIS/ Jaish, AL Qaida and Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), while being within and beyond India, had conspired and made preparations to wage war against the Government of India by forming the terrorist gang Ansarulla.

It has been alleged in the case that accused persons and their associates had collected funds and made preparations to carry out terrorist attacks in India, with the intention of establishing Islamic rule in India. 

Futher, accused persons have been actively recruiting individuals to strike terror in India and have also been disseminating videos and other jihadi propaganda material exhorting their supporters to conduct terrorist attacks through various methods including the use of explosives, poison, knives and vehicles, as means of attack. This is finding of NIA investigation. 

Today, NIA has searched the locations of Mohamed Ibrahim (A-4), Mohamed Sheik Maitheen (A-5), Meeran Ghani (A-6), Gulam Nabi Asath (A-7), Ahamed Azarudhen (A-8), Toufiq Ahmed (A-9), Mohamed Ibrahim (A-10), Mohammed Afzar (A-11), Rafi Ahamed (A-12), Munthasir (A-13), Umar Barook (A-14), Mohideen Seeni Shahul Hameed (A-15), Faizal Sharief (A-16) and Farook (A-17). 

Searches were conducted at five locations in Ramanthapuram district, two in Theni district and one location each in Chennai City, Tirunelveli City, Madurai City, Tanjavur district, Perambalur district, Nagapattinam district and Thiruvarur district.3.​ 

NIA team has seized one laptop, 7 mobiles, 5 SIM cards, 3 memory cards, 1 hard disk drive, 2 pen drives, 1 internet dongle, 9 CDs/ DVDs and about 50 documents during searches. The seized materials are to be submitted before the Special Court for NIA Cases, Chennai and the digital devices will be subjected to cyber forensic examination. 

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