ISIS in Tamil Nadu: NIA secures arrest of key accused

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The National Investigation Agency has secured the arrest of one Ansar Meeran a resident of Kanyakumari in connection with the Tamil Nadu Islamic State case.

ISIS in Tamil Nadu: NIA secures arrest of key accused

The case was registered by NIA on 26th January 2017 under section 120B of the IPC, besides sections 17, 18, 18-B, 20, 38, 39 and 40 of the UA (P) Act against nine accused persons.

The accused persons and their associates, with the intention of furthering the activities of the proscribed terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, had hatched a criminal conspiracy from 2013 onwards and formed a terrorist gang which had raised and received funds, organized meetings, recruited and facilitated the travel of some persons to Syria to join the outfit.

Investigation in this case has revealed that the main accused Haja Fakkurudeen, an Indian citizen based in Singapore had joined the ISIS along with his family in 2014. It was found that Haja had visited India twice in 2013 and 2014 where he conducted several conspiracy meetings along with Meeran and others.

During the meetings, they had decided on recruiting a large number of persons into the ISIS. Further it was also found that Meeran had facilitated the travel of Haja and his family to Syria.

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