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August 07, 2018 15:40
NIA Conducts Searches in Hyderabad Over Terror Module

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday conducted searches at seven locations across Hyderabad in connection with its current investigation into an Islamic State module it busted in 2016, the agency said.

"We conducted searches at seven locations in Hyderabad in a 2016 Islamic State case. Further investigation is underway," said NIA spokesperson Alok Mittal, adding the raiding team has also seized some digital devices and incriminating material.

The anti-terror agency on June 22, 2016, registered an FIR (First Information Report) in connection with the case and later busted the Islamic State cell after a raid conducted in Moghalpura and Bhawani Nagar areas in Hyderabad. At least five people were arrested in the case. 

The NIA had said that the five accused were allegedly plotting bomb attacks and indiscriminate firing at crowded places including religious sites and sensitive government buildings in various parts of the country.

They were allegedly being guided by an online handler suspected to be Iran-Syria based.

The NIA later made several more arrests in the case.

Following the arrests, AIMIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen) President Asaduddin Owaisi had said that his party would render legal help to the youths, but asserted that his party does not support terrorism.

Noting that the family members of the arrested youths met him and claimed they were guiltless, he said he directed a senior advocate to provide legal help to them.

In June earlier this year, the Hyderabad police arrested Konakalla Subramanyam alias Omer from a house in Paramount Colony in Hyderabad.

Special Investigation Team (SIT) personnel found in his possession one mobile phone, which contained an incriminating conversation with IS sympathizers.

Police filed a lawsuit of a misdemeanor and criminal conspiracy against the 22-year-old accused.

A native of Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh, Subramanyam had embraced Islam in 2014. Police said he visited Gujarat and trained in religious rituals and scriptures. He also visited Srinagar, Omrabad, Ambur of Tamil Nadu and Mumbai.

By Sowmya Sangam

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