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NIA raids seven locations in Kerala in connection with terrorist case | India News

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NEW DELHI: Seven locations in Kerala’s Thrissur and Kozhikode districts on Tuesday were searched by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with a case involving a fugitive who is said to have joined the outlaw terrorist organization Jund Al Aqsa and believed to be in Syria. . The registered houses belong to seven Keralites who, while in Qatar until early 2019, were in contact with the accused fugitive Sidhikul Akbar and had provided him with funds.
The seven Keralites are Mohammed Faaz, Mohammed Ihthisham, Abdul Sameeh, Rayees Rehiman, Nabeel Mohammed, Mohamed Shaheen, and Mohammed Ameer. During the searches, nine mobile phones, 15 SIM cards, an iPad, six laptops, three memory cards and various documents were seized from their homes.
The relevant case was originally registered suo-motu by NIA on January 9, 2019 against six accused persons, namely Hashir Mohammed, a native of Ernakulam district, Kerala; Sidhikul Akbar, a native of Malappuram district, Kerala; Muhammed Irfan, a native of Kannur district, Kerala; Thaha Mohammed, a native of Shimoga district, Karnataka; Sultan Abdulla, a native of Kozhikode district, Kerala and Fayez Farooq, a native of Thrissur district, Kerala, who, while in Qatar, had conspired from 2013 onwards, made preparations or traveled to Syria and joined the outlawed terrorist organizations Jund Al Aqsa or Jabhat. AL Nusrah.
The NIA said the investigation had revealed that Mohammed Faaz, Mohammed Ihthisham, Abdul Sameeh, Rayees Rehiman, Nabeel Mohammed, Mohammed Shaheen, and Mohammed Ameer, while in Qatar until early 2019, were in contact with the defendant Sidhikul Akbar and had provided funds for a fugitive living in Syria.

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