NIA conducts raids on 2 youths in Coimbatore over alleged ISIS links

The two youths were allegedly running a browsing center and spreading ISIS propaganda.
NIA conducts raids on 2 youths in Coimbatore over alleged ISIS links
NIA conducts raids on 2 youths in Coimbatore over alleged ISIS links
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A National Investigation Agency (NIA) team from Cochin, carried out searches in the houses of two people from Coimbatore on Thursday, for allegedly having links with terror group ISIS. 

The NIA searched the houses of Abdul Rahman, (27), who hails from Kottai Pudur in Ukkadam and S Abdullah, (24), whose house is on Pallivasal Street in Karumbukadai, The New Indian Express reported.

Moreover, the NIA also carried out searches at an internet browsing center in Karumbakadai.

The NIA reportedly interrogated the two accused, till late on Thursday night, at the office of the Coimbatore Police Commissioner.

They seized 70 DVDs with inflammatory speeches, two mobile phones and two laptops. The two youngsters were allegedly running a browsing center and were spreading ISIS propaganda.

Abdul Rahman had finished MCA and was searching for a job while Abdullah had completed Class XII, the TNIE report adds.

The NIA had also conducted searches at the residence of a person from Alapuzzha.

A press release from the agency, stated that in March 2017, the NIA had booked cases on six people, including one Shajeer Mangalaserry, who was absconding.

Shajeer had migrated to Afghanistan in June last year, and had been allegedly radicalizing youngsters over social media platforms to join ISIS, and asking them to indulge in violent ‘jihad’ in India.

“Based on the reliable information that certain persons from Kerala and Tamil Nadu were in touch with the members of the ISIS/Daesh terror module in this case, over internet based social media platforms and have been radicalizing on the ideology of ISIS, the NIA conducted searches at houses and workplaces of such persons. Inputs had also revealed that such radicalized individuals were inclined to support and further the objectives of the prescribed terrorist organization,” the press release stated.

The NIA seized mobile phones, laptops, hard disks, pen drives, DVDs/ CDs, memory cards, SIM cards, along with books and manuscripts.

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