Absconder, accused of organising terrorist camp in Kannur, appears before Ernakulam court

ANI | Updated: Oct 10, 2017 16:18 IST

Kannur (Kerala) [India], October 10 (ANI): An absconding accused, who was arrested by the National Investigative Agency (NIA), appeared before the trial court at Ernakulam on Tuesday for allegedly organising a terrorist camp in Kerala's Kannur.

The 24-year-old Azharudheen, a resident of Narath, belongs to the People's Front of India (PFI).

As per a statement by the NIA, "the accused was arrested on October 9 for entering into a criminal conspiracy to impart training to the youth by using explosives and weapons, with an intention to prepare them for terrorist activities and to commit acts endangering the unity and integrity of the nation."

The arrested accused will be produced before a trial court at Ernakulam on Tuesday.

?The case was originally registered in year 2013 at the Mayyil Police Station in the Kannur district against a group of 24 people, all belonging to PFI/SDPI, organised a terrorist camp at Narath and entered into criminal conspiracy to impart training to the youth by using explosives and weapons, with an intention to prepare them for terrorist activities, and to commit acts endangering the unity and integrity of the nation.

Last year, the Special Court for NIA Cases had completed trial against 22 accused persons in the case and pronounced 21 accused persons guilty of various offences including those under the UA(P) Act for committing the terrorist act. (ANI)

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