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In Coimbatore, NIA grills three suspects having links with ISIS

Updated: Oct 08, 2016 20:33 IST

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) [India], Oct 8: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday conducted interrogation of three persons in connection with their alleged links with ISIS.

The NIA has launched a follow-up searches in Chennai and Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu and Kannur, Kozikhode and Mallapuram in Kerala with the support of Tamil Nadu and Kerala police after they arrested six persons suspected to have links with terror outfit ISIS on October 3. The accused arrested from Kerala's Kannur district for their alleged involvement in a criminal conspiracy to commit terrorist acts across southern India.

According to NIA, the accused were inspired by ISIS and were collecting explosives and other offensive material for targeting important persons and places of public importance in various parts of south India.

Acting on a tip-off, the NIA along with Kerala Police, Delhi Police and Telangana Police, launched surveillance on the movements of the accused involved in the conspiracy.

During searches conducted in Kozikhode and Kannur, NIA arrested five people while they were conducting a meeting at Kanakamala hilltop, whereas the sixth person was detained from Kuttiyadi in Kozhikode district and arrested later on.

Incriminating material, including electronic devices, were seized from their possession while searching their premises. (ANI)