NIA Raids: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids at several places in Tamil Nadu and Telangana on Saturday (September 16) to foil the recruitment drive of the banned terrorist organization ISIS. .
NIA said that both the states (Tamil Nadu and Telangana) Raids were conducted at 31 places located in. During this time we came to know that the Regional Study Center was being used to promote radicalism among the youth.
What did NIA reveal?
NIA issued a statement after the raid saying, ‘‘Promotion of radicalism under the guise of organizing Arabic language classes through regional study centres. Was being given. Such radical activities were being spread through social media platforms, WhatsApp and Telegram."
NIA further said, ‘‘The group of persons involved in the case had conspired to radicalize the youth and recruit them into the terrorist organization, who were later found to be involved in terrorist and illegal activities. One such terrorist attack is related to the Coimbatore car bomb blast case of October 23, 2022. ’’
NIA SWOOOPS DOWN ON 31 LOCATIONS IN TN & TELANGANA TO FOIL ISIS-INSPIRED RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN pic.twitter.com/PI0OaOiyFU
— NIA India (@NIA_India) September 16, 2023
What did NIA say?
NI said that during the search Mobile phones, laptops, documents, objectionable books in Arabic languages and Rs 60 lakh as well as US$18,200 in cash were seized.
The NIA official said that the agency is examining the seized mobile phones, laptops and hard disks. Actually, the agency team raided 22 places in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, three in Chennai, one in Tenkasi district and five in Hyderabad, Telangana.
NIA said that this raid has been conducted in connection with a case registered in Chennai under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) (UAPA) Act. This case relates to covert operations by a group of persons to radicalize innocent youth. \
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