Tamil Nadu based ISIS operative arrested

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Chennai, Oct 6: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) has arrested a Tamil Nadu based man for his alleged links with the ISIS. The person arrested has been identified as 31-year-old Subhani Haji Moideen alias Abu Meer.

Hailing from Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu, he is said to have resided in Syria for nearly 5 months. He has also claimed that he fought alongside the ISIS in Syria and even met with the top leadership. Investigators say that he had returned to Tamil Nadu a few months back.

Tamil Nadu based ISIS operative arrested

His activities were being watched closely by the agencies. He was in constant touch with the members of the Kerala-Tamil Nadu module which was busted recently with the arrest of 6 people.

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NIA, that is investigating that case, said that these members had planned on killing several people whom they considered to be liberals.

The NIA is currently questioning Meer for his alleged links with the ISIS. It has been learnt that he. like the Maharashtra based Areeb Majeed. had fought alongside the ISIS in Syria. Further, the NIA is also trying to ascertain details on his local links both in TN and Kerala.

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