NIA conducts raids in TN over SM posts spreading ISIS ideology

Chennai: The NIA has conducted searches at six locations in four districts of Tamilnadu in a case related to Facebook posts by an extremist advocating the ideology of the Islamic State terror group and fundamentalist organisation Hizb-Ut-Tahrir.

The NIA searched the house of one Abdullah in Tamil Street area of Theppakulam in Madurai. Abdullah was arrested and lodged in the Madurai Central Jail in April this year for allegedly creating religious conflicts through social media.

According to officials, he had purportedly posted messages on Facebook “instigating people on religious grounds to wage war against India and establish Khilafat, thus threatening the sovereignty of India”.

He allegedly advocated the ideology of the Islamic State terror group and fundamentalist organisation Hizb-Ut-Tahrir.

During searches, 22 digital devices, including mobile phones, hard disks, memory cards, pen drives, laptops and many booklets containing incriminating materials have been recovered.

 

NT Bureau