NIA conducts searches in J&Ok, Karnataka; four held in IS case

The NIA on Wednesday carried out searches at 5 areas in Jammu and Kashmir and Karnataka and arrested 4 folks for allegedly elevating funds and recruiting for the Islamic State (IS).

According to NIA, searches had been carried out at three areas in J&Ok, and one every in Karnataka’s Mangaluru and Bengaluru.

The arrested people have been recognized as Obaid Hamid from Sringar, Muzammil Hassan Bhat from Bandipora, Ammar Abdul Rahman from Ullal (Mangaluru), and Shankar Venkatesh Perumal alias Ali Muaviya from Bengaluru.

“They were involved in raising funds and radicalising and motivating more people to join ISIS,” NIA stated in an announcement.

During the searches, digital gadgets together with laptops, cellphones, onerous disc drives, pen drives, a number of SIM playing cards of various service suppliers and incriminating paperwork had been seized, NIA claimed.

The NIA had registered a suo motu case towards seven identified and different unknown folks beneath numerous expenses of IPC and UAPA on March 5 this 12 months.

The case pertains to alleged terror actions of 1 Mohammed Ameen, alias Abu Yahya, of Kerala and his associates, who had been allegedly operating numerous IS propaganda channels on social media platforms similar to Telegram, Hoop and Instagram for IS propaganda and recruitment, in accordance with NIA.

Earlier, the company had carried out searches and arrested Mohammed Ameen, Dr Rahees Rasheed and Mus’Hab Anwar on this case in March.

The NIA stated in an announcement: “During investigation, it has been revealed that after the decline of ISIS Caliphate in Syria/Iraq, Mohd. Ameen had visited Kashmir in March, 2020 for Hijrah (Religious migration) and for partaking in terrorist acts and had additionally raised funds in association with Kashmir based mostly accused Mohammad Waqar Lone alias Wilson Kashmiri and his associates. As a part of conspiracy, funds had been additionally transferred to Mohd. Waqar Lone by accused within the case by means of banking channels and digital cost strategies on the instructions of Mohd Ameen.


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