Coimbatore: NIA officials have summoned two ISIS sympathizers from Coimbatore for an inquiry in Kochi. A team of NIA officials from Kochi took four Coimbatore based youths under custody on Thursday night at around 11 pm, following a raid on two houses, suspecting them to have links with the banned ISIS outfit. They were however released after an inquiry that stretched to a couple of hours. NIA officials then left after summoning two among them for further inquiry.
A team of 15 NIA officials led by additional deputy superintendent Sowkath Ali searched the houses of Abdul Rehman, 25, from Karumbukkadai, who runs a an internet browsing centre near GM Nagar and Mohamed Abdullah, 27, working in a mobile shop at Azath Nagar and residing at Kottaipudur. The officials seized 76 DVDs, cellphones, and laptops at the end of the raid. NIA officials also took Abdul Rehman 24, Mohamed Abdullah 27 and their two friends Noufal from Podanur and Abdul Hasan from Karumbukkadai under custody, but released them all after an inquiry at the city police commissioner’s office.
NIA personnel issued a summons to Abdul Rehman 24, and Mohamed Abdullah 27 to appear for further enquires at Kochi. Sources said that Mohamed Abdullah was getting ready to take a pilgrimage to Haj in the next few days.
Investigating officials said that the duo had extended their support to IS through social media....