COIMBATORE: The NIA brought one of the alleged offenders, Azaruddeen to Coimbatore on Thursday in connection with recovery of some more electronic devices containing digital files on secret information about ISIS terrorists that is being kept here by one of his associates.
Following the recent Sri Lankan multiple blasts, NIA staff started investigations with many in Coimbatore and suspected seven people to have connections with the banned ISIS terrorist movement.
Following raids on their houses on June 12, including that of Mohamed Azaruddeen, the NIA seized many documents and started investigation with six people from various parts of Coimbatore. They came to know that Mohamed Azaruddeen has links with terrorists involved in the Sri Lankan blast and also has plans for a serial blast here.
Azaruddeen along with his associate Hidayatullah was arrested a week ago and taken to judicial custody by the Kochin special court for links with ISIS. According to sources, NIS staff recently received court permission to take the two into their custody for five days for further investigations.
On Thursday, Azaruddeen alone was brought to Coimbatore to collect few more memory storage devices that are being secretly kept here by one of his associates residing at Podanur, said sources. Many digital documents that were recovered here a week ago have been sent to the Delhi NIA office for recovering the data that was deleted by the offenders before getting arrested.
The NIA suspects a few more to have links with the banned movement and are continuing investigations with seven people, sources added....