The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday conducted searches at various locations in neighboring Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in connection with a registered case against a man suspected of having links with terrorist organisations.
The searches were conducted at nine locations in Chennai and Mayiladuthurai districts of Tamil Nadu and in the Karakal district of Puducherry.
According to a statement from the agency, Md Sathik Batcha, known as ICAMA Sadik, a resident of Mayiladuthurai, along with four other defendants, plotted a plot to threaten the general public and police officials and attempted to kill a policeman while driving a verification vehicle on February 21, 2022.
The statement added that the accused were also involved in inciting hatred for the secession of a part of India and they intended to destabilize India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity by forming groups such as the Khilafah Party of India and the Indian Khilafah Front. ‘, Intellectual Students of India (ISI) and associated themselves with outlawed terrorist organizations ISIS/ISIS and Al-Qaeda. “
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The case against the accused was registered at a police station in Mayiladuthurai on February 21 this year and re-registered by the NIA on April 30.
It was noted that during the raids, officials confiscated 16 digital devices, six blunt weapons, metal bars, two nunchakus and many other incriminating documents, handwritten notes, etc.