National Investigation Agency (NIA) raids seven spots in Tamil Nadu over Islamic State links with blasts in Sri Lanka
Posted on June 12th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India raided seven locations in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore on Wednesday over a suspected link between an Islamic State (IS) module in the city and the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that killed over 250 people, India Today reported.

The NIA said that the officials are investigating the social media connections of these places with the Sri Lanka blasts on April 21.

A team of NIA officials from Cochin reached the spots along with officials from Coimbatore.

Searches were underway at the residences of Sadham, Akbar, Akram, Azarudhin, Abhubakkar, Idiyathullah and Sakhimshah from the morning.

All electronic equipment, computers and mobile phones of the eight members are being looked into by the NIA.

NIA sources alleged that these people were following the banning of the National Thowheeth Jama’ath in Facebook, which was involved in the bomb blasts.

An NIA team visited Sri Lanka a few days ago to probe the links of Islamic State modules in the Sri Lanka blasts.

One Response to “National Investigation Agency (NIA) raids seven spots in Tamil Nadu over Islamic State links with blasts in Sri Lanka”

  1. Ananda-USA Says:

    Documents related to Arabic school found at Kingsbury bomber’s home: CID tells court

    DailyMirror.lk
    12 June 2019

    Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today informed the Fort Magistrate Court that several documents including an application form to open an Arabic school in Sri Lanka were found from the Kolonnawa house of Azzam Mohammed Mubharak alias Abdullah, who blew himself at the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo.

    The CID also informed acting Magistrate Jayantha Dias Nanayakkara that the suicide bomber Abdullah and several other suspects had undergone weapon training in Nuwara Eliya, while residing in Enderamulla and Ninthavur areas.

    Submitting the progress report of the investigations into the Eastern Sunday attacks, the CID also said that Imura Lebbe Mohammed Saajith, who placed his signature in the application form to open an Arabic school in Sri Lanka, as the secretary, was also taken into the custody for questioning.

    It was also revealed that the Abdullah was an active member of the National Thawheed Jama’ath (NTJ) since 2014. After questioning Mohammed Saajith, the CID had recorded a statement from Hamza Mohammed Waqar Yunis of Weligama. Another suspect Zeinul Abdeen Mohammadu Jaseel, who had underwent weapons training in Kathankudy alone with suicide terrorist Abdullah was also taken into the custody for questioning.

    The Magistrate directed the CID to update the court about the progress of the investigations into the incident on July 10.(Nimanthi Ranasinghe)

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