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.
New Delhi, Sep 26: The National Investigation Agency has made some major inroads after it arrested a key operative of the Jamat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh. Several details are trickling out after the NIA took into its custody JMB Terrorist Jahidul Islam alias Kausar, who is also an accused in the Burdwan and Bodhgaya blasts.
Chennai, Sep 23: The National Investigation Agency continues to probe issues relating to radicalisation in Tamil Nadu in a case that is popularly now known as the Tamil Nadu Ansarullah case.
On Saturday raids were conducted in Chennai and a couple of months back searches were carried out in Coimbatore in connection with the same case.
New Delhi, Aug 30: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids at five locations in Coimbatore city, Tamil Nadu in connection with an Islamic State-related case. The raids were conducted based on the warrants issued by a special NIA court in Kerala.
Chennai, Aug 26: One person was killed and five others injured after a mysterious blast took place at Kanchipuram district in Tamil Nadu. The object which was found in a temple pond blew up suddenly.
The incident took place at the Gangai Amman Koli in Manampathi near Tirupathur in Kachipuram distict.
New Delhi, Aug 24: The presence of Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorists in Coimbatore led to the declaring of a high alert in Tamil Nadu.
The Intelligence Bureau (IB) said that at least 6 operatives of the outfit had entered Tamil Nadu and then taken shelter in Coimbatore. An IB source informed OneIndia that the alert was sounded after the intelligence was found to be Grade A and actionable.