The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested two persons for their alleged links to Ansarulla, Tamil Nadu-based terror group that seeks to establish Islamic rule in South India.
According to reports, 28-year-old Hassan Ali and 32-year-old Harish Mohamed were arrested after the NIA raided their residences in Tamil Nadu’s Nagapattinam on Saturday.
The outfit had plotted massive terror strikes in South India on the lines of Easter blasts in Sri Lanka. The NIA had in its report to the Home Ministry stated that the cadres were highly radicalized and motivated. They had built capacities in terms of funds and weapons to carry out jihad. On July 9, the investigative agency had filed a case under various sections of IPC and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
On the basis of the inputs NIA received that they were about to launch a massive strike the investigators raided multiple locations. The raids yielded many incriminating documents. “They will be produced before a special NIA court in Chennai this afternoon. Bukhari is still being examined,” he added.