NIA raids 11 areas in terror case, arrests 3

New Delhi, March 15

In a major crackdown on Kerala ISIS module led by accused Mohammed Ameen, the NIA today carried out searches at 11 locations, including eight locations in Kerala spread over the districts of Kannur, Mallapuram, Kollam and Kasargod, two locations in Bengaluru and one location in Delhi in a case pertaining to terrorist activities of a group led by Ameen, a resident of Kerala.

Those arrested include Mushab Anuvar, Rahees Rashid and Mohammed Ameen. A senior NIA official said, “The group has been running various ISIS propaganda channels on different social media platforms such as Telegram, Hoop and Instagram for propagating violent Jihadi ideology of the ISIS and radicalising/recruiting new members.”

The NIA had registered the case against seven known and unknown persons under various sections of the IPC and the UAPA on March 5, 2021, the official said. According to the official, searches were conducted on the premises of accused Mohammed Ameen and his associates, who were members of various groups/channels on encrypted chat platforms.

“Laptops, mobiles, hard disks, pendrives, multiple SIM cards and incriminating documents were seized,” the official said. — TNS

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