NIA source says 14 Tamil Nadu men raised funds to set up ISIS Cell in India
As per sources in probe agency, 14 men from Tamil Nadu who were taken to into NIA (National Investigation Agency) raised funds in Dubai to arrange the cell of the terror group in ISIS in India.
NIA source said the men allegedly support another terror group, AI-Qaeda, and have contacts with Ansarullah, a terrorist group in Yemen. They use different names including Wahadat-E-Islam, Jamaat Wahadat-e-Islam AI Jihadiye and Jihadist Islamic Unit. The UAE had put up them in jail for six months before deporting them to India last week. The probe agency flew the men to Chennai, where the court sent them to custody up to July 25.
NIA public prosecutor CS Pillai said “they have knowingly raised funds to use for terror attacks. The ideology is to establish ISIS in India by waging a war against the government of India.” he said. Due to an investigation, the NIA arrested two men in Nagapattinam- Harish Muhammad and Hassan Ali. Sources claimed Haasan Ali is an ISIS operative who has been recruiting people to strike India.
The source said he also share the videos asking his supporters to start strikes using vehicles as weapons, or with explosives, poison and knives. The NIA has been cracking down on alleged ISIS group for the last few months.
Five men were arrested in Coimbatore over claimed contacts with the suspected suicide bomber behind the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 200 people. Their families claimed it was a targeted action on Muslim groups.