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NIA conducts raids in Palakkad, Kasaragod in Kerala, three people questioned

The National Investigation Agency raided houses of three people in Palakkad and Kasaragod suspected to have IS links.

NIA conducted raids at the houses of three people in Kasaragod and Palakkad suspected to have IS links. Raids were conducted at the houses of Ahmad Arafat and Aboobaquer Siddique from 6 am till noon.

“These persons are suspected to have links with some of the accused persons in the said case who had exited India to join the proscribed terrorist organisation ISIS/Daish,” said NIA officials. The NIA also snatched memory cards, SIM cards, DVDs and books of the Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, books of Syed Kutheb.

According to NIA the names of these people popped up after questioning Shaibu Nihar of Koduvally, who is said to be an ISIS sympathiser. The IS had released a video in the regional languages in Tamil and Malayalam claiming responsibility of the Sri Lankan attacks that took place recently.

An officer with NIA said they were members of a “right of centre extreme Salafist organisation” with an office in Kozhikode. Digital devices will be forensically examined and analysed by the NIA amounting to doubts of IS links with these people.

Earlier three men were arrested from Kannur after finding connections with the Islamic terror organisation, ISIS and had been charged with anti-terror law, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

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