The National investigation agency conducted 15 searches in Bengaluru and neighbouring Kolar district and also another 10 searches in tamilnadu State. The searches were related to ISIS cases – Khaja Moideen Module case.
The press release issued by NIA said that it carried out searches at 15 locations in Bengaluru city and Kolar district in connection with investigation of case RC-04/2020/NIA/DLI (ISIS AL Hind Module Case), in the houses of arrested and absconding accused and office of AL-Hind Trust.
During searches, a number of digital devices including 9 mobile phones, 5 SIM cards, 1 Laptop, 2 Hard Discs, 4 CDs/DVDs, 18 Books, 1 auto rickshaw, fire crackers and other Incriminating Documents have been seized from these locations.
According to sleuths, the case pertains to a criminal conspiracy with an objective of murdering Hindu Leaders, creating communal riots and to do anti-national activities by forming a terrorist gang, being inspired by ISIS, a proscribed terrorist organisation.
The members of the terrorist gang conducted meetings at Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and propagated ISIS ideology, procured arms and ammunition and other incriminating material for executing their plans, the cops said.
The Sudduguntepalya cops had registered case No.10/2020 on 10/1/2020 u/s 153A, 121A, 120B, 122, 123, 124A and 125 of IPC and sections 13, 18 & 20 of UA(P)Act which was re-registered by NIA as RC-4/2020/NIA/DLI. Five accused — Mehaboob Pasha, Mohammed Mansoor Ali Khan, Saleem Khan, Zabiulla, Syed Azmathulla were arrested earlier and other accused are absconding.
Sleuths claimed that the seized items will be submitted before the jurisdictional NIA Special Courts at Chennai and Bengaluru and the digital devices subjected to cyber forensic examination.
Further, in Tamil Nadu, searches were conducted at 10 locations including one location in Chennai City, one in Kanchipuram district, one in Toothukudi district, three in Salem district and four in Cuddalore district.
The case RC-02/2020/NIA/DLI, originally registered as Crime 03/2019 of Q Branch, Chennai was re-registered by NIA on 21st January, 2020 u/s 120B, 465, 468 and 471 of IPC, sections 13 and 18 of UA (P) Act besides section 25 of Arms Act against arrested accused Pachaiyappan (A-1), native of Kanchipuram, Rajesh (A-2), native of Chennai, Anbarasan (A-3), native of Salem Rural, Abdul Rahman (A-4) and Liaqat Ali (A-5), native of Salem City besides Haneef Khan (A-6), Imran Khan (A-7), Mohammed Zaid (A-8), Ejas Pasha (A-9) and Hussain Sherif (A-10), all residents of Bangalore for conspiring with ISIS/ Daish member Khaja Moideen, native of Parangipettai, Cuddalore district, with the intention of carrying out unlawful activities and committing terrorist acts in India by procuring illegal arms, for furthering the objectives of the proscribed organization. During searches at the houses of A-1` to A-5, 16 SIM cards and 2 internet dongles besides documents and books have been seized.
Case RC-05/2020/NIA/DLI (ISIS Khaja Moideen Module Case), originally registered by Special Cell of Delhi Police, was re-registered by NIA on 30th January, 2020 u/s 186, 353 and 307 of IPC, sections 25 and 27 of Arms Act besides sections 18, 38 and 39 of UA (P) Act against arrested accused Abdul Samad (A-1), Khaja Moideen (A-2), Syed Ali Navas (A-3) and Jaffer Ali (A-4), besides their associates for the conspiracy to further the objectives of the proscribed organization ISIS/ Daish by carrying out terrorist attacks in Delhi and NCR. During searches at the houses of the arrested accused A-1 to A-4 in RC-05/2020/NIA/DLI, 4 laptops, 1 tablet, 2 mobile phones and 3 SIM cards besides certain documents including books supporting violent jihad have been seized.