The NIA says that some youth from Kerala and Tamil Nadu along with their accomplices had entered into a criminal conspiracy to commit terrorist acts by collecting explosives and other offensive material for targeting important people and places of public importance in various parts of south India.
The NIA team launched surveillance on the movements of the accused involved in the conspiracy. During searches conducted in the districts of Kozikhode and Kannur in Kerala, 6 people, were arrested for their involvement in the conspiracy. Five of them were arrested while they were conducting a meeting at Kanakamala hilltop, Kannur District, Kerala.
During subsequent searches, another person was detained from Kuttiyadi in Kozhikode district and arrested later on. Incriminating material including electronic devices, have been seized from their possession and the premises.
The people arrested are Manseed (Kerala), Abu Basheer (Coimbatore), Swalih Mohammed (Chennai) Safwan (Kerala), Jasim (Kerala) and Ramshad Nageelan (Kerala).