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ISIS Module Cracked in Tamil Nadu's NIA Raids:- The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted a number of raids in multiple locations across Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore after they got leads about an Islamic State module in the state. The raids also took place in Nagapattinam, Sivaganga, Trichy and Thoothukkudi districts. The Agency traced a number of clues about ISIS in the state and the investigation is staged further. The searches were staged initially on two people associated with the ISIS module in Coimbatore. A five-member team carried the searches on Nissar in GM Nagar and Sauridin in Lorrypet in the city.
The officials recovered several documents in the raids. It is heard that ISIS targeted Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in South. Six ISIS members are taken into custody and they are charged by the NIA. The Coimbatore module was busted last year in September and the NIA received clues about Maulvi Zahran bin Hashim, a Sri Lanka-based radical Islamic preacher, was preparing for major attacks. In December 2018, the NIA had found videos of National Thowheed Jama’at (NTJ) leader Hashim while probing the Islamic State Coimbatore module.
Hashim is said to have influenced Muslim youth from Sri Lanka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu to conduct raids and establish Muslim rule across the region.