Three Tamil Nadu men with alleged links to Islamic State arrested in Ramanathapuram; trio also connected to cases being probed by NIA

  • The trio, B Mohammed Ali, Pura Gani and Amir, was held in the Devipattinam police limits following a tip-off, the police said.

  • They were discussing matters including transferring money to Abdul Shamim, one of the accused in the recent killing of SSI Wilson at Kaliakavali in Kanyakumari district near the Kerala border.

  • The three were suspected to be having links with ISI and some cases filed by the NIA, police said adding one person, identified as Sheikh Dawood, managed to escape.

Ramanathapuram: Three men with suspected links to the Islamic State and connected to cases being probed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) were arrested in Ramanathapuram on Wednesday, police said.

The trio – B Mohammed Ali, Pura Gani and Amir – was held in the Devipattinam police limits following a tip-off, they said.

 Three Tamil Nadu men with alleged links to Islamic State arrested in Ramanathapuram; trio also connected to cases being probed by NIA

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They were discussing matters including transferring money to Abdul Shamim, one of the accused in the recent killing of SSI Wilson at Kaliakavali in Kanyakumari district near the Kerala border, when a police patrol picked them up.

The three were suspected to be having links with ISI and some cases filed by the NIA, police said adding one person, identified as Sheikh Dawood, managed to escape.

Police seized books and Islamic propaganda material from the the three. They also had in their possession propaganda materials in "audio forms" meant to be uploaded on
social networking platforms including WhatsApp.

Police said they registered cases against them under various IPC Sections including 153 A and B, Information Technology Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

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Updated Date: Jan 23, 2020 11:14:23 IST