The arrests of the ISIS operatives by the Delhi Police opened up a can of worms literally. The busting of this module led to the police finding that there were many operatives who were part of this network. And the police is talking of a pan-India network with its largest presence in South India.
The past week has seen plenty of development in South India regarding the Islamic State. The revenge attack in which a police officer was killed brutally by terrorists leaning towards the ISIS was yet another wake up call about how deeply infested the problem of terror and radicalisation is down South.
The police have arrested Towfiq and Shamim in connection with the murder of the special sub-inspector Wilson at the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu. The two, said to be associated with the ISIS, were arrested from the Udupi Railway station in Karnataka.
Police sources told MyNation that this is a group operating in Tamil Nadu and its members are highly radicalised. The targeting of a cop has come as a shock to the force, since this appears to be a new modus operandi.
A major mystery has been solved and it was found that the Islamic State of Tamil Nadu was behind the killing of a special sub-inspector.
One Wednesday, the 57-year-old special sub-inspector was shot dead at a checkpost near Kaliyakkavilai in Tamil Nadu at around 9.30 pm. His body had stab injuries too and the police have identified the two killers as Abdul Shamim and Thowfic from Kanyakumari.
Zafar Ali Mohammad Haliq, a 25-year-old ISIS operative, and a resident of Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu was nabbed in a joint operation of the ATS and Vadodara Police
There have been a spate of arrests and all have been linked to the Islamic State. While in Delhi three suspects were arrested, in Gujarat one ISIS operative from Tamil Nadu was picked by the Anti-Terrorism Squad.
In this backdrop one must also note that earlier this week, the National Investigation Agency too had filed a chargesheet against several Tamil Nadu operatives, part of the Ansarullah, a group that is a proxy of the ISIS.
Hiding in the shadows of larger terror groups are the smaller ones in Tamil Nadu, who are part of the bigger plot to shape the Khilafat movement. There’s a lot to take after the NIA busted 16 Islamic radicals
A plot to establish Islamic rule in India through operatives in Tamil Nadu and the UAE has been busted by the National Investigation Agency.
The NIA named 16 Islamic radicals from Tamil Nadu and said that they were conducting religious classes, brainwashing youth and had planned on establishing Islamic rule in India. The case is known as the Tamil Nadu Ansarullah case.
New Delhi, Dec 10: As Tihar looks for a hangman to hang the killers of Nirbhaya, a head constable from Tamil Nadu has offered himself to do the job.
Finding a hangman has always been problematic for the jail authorities. Not many jails have a hangman who is permanently on the job.
New Delhi, Dec 01: Raids by the National Investigation Agency continued in Tamil Nadu in connection with the Islamic State related case.
The raids were conducted in Thanjavur district and Tiruchirapalli city of Tamil Nadu based on warrants issued by NIA Special Court, Ernakulam.
New Delhi, Nov 01: The raids at Tamil Nadu connection with the Islamic State continued. The National Investigation Agency has been conducting raids in this raids frequently and over a period of time unearthed incriminating evidence of the deeply infested problem of the ISIS in the state.
Tamil Nadu has been a key state for the ISIS. Haja Fakkruddin a resident of Cuddalore, it may be recalled that in early 2014 he left for Syria through Singapore to be part of the ISIS. This was followed by a series of events related to the group and there was an image on the social media that went viral, in which several youth were seen posing with ISIS merchandise.
New Delhi, Oct 31: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has carried out searches in six locations at Tamil Nadu in connection with the Islamic State Coimbatore case.
The case pertains to the criminal conspiracy hatched by 6 persons and their associates with an intention of further the cause of the ISIS. The NIA learnt that these persons had planned on targeting Hindu activists in Coimbatore
The killing of Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi comes as a relief to the world, but the terror outfit’s decentralised structure would mean that his death may not have that much of an impact on its operations, especially in India
US President Donald Trump on Sunday confirmed that the worlds most dreaded terrorist, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed. The death of the Islamic State chief does come as a relief to the entire world, but the question is what does that change?
Looking at this from the purely Indian perspective, it is clear Baghdadi’s death is unlikely to change anything much especially in states such as Kerala, Kashmir and Tamil Nadu, which have been bitten by the ISIS problem.
According to Alok Mitta, IG National Investigation Agency, out of the 127 known recruits into the ISIS from India, 33 were from Tamil Nadu. Uttar Pradesh (19), Kerala (17), Telangana (14), Maharashtra (12), Karnataka (8) and Delhi (7) were the other states to figure in this list.
Terror down south and radicalisation were subjects that were often spoken about. The agencies often complained that South India had become a ticking time bomb, but it was an issue that was never taken seriously.
However, the birth of the Islamic State changed everything and the rapid pace at which youth from South India were being roped in set the alarm bells ringing. On Monday at a conference of anti-terror teams, Alok Mitta, IG National Investigation Agency said that the highest number of recruits into the ISIS in India were from Tamil Nadu. He said that out of the 127 known recruits from India, 33 were from Tamil Nadu.