ISIS planned attack on Kodaikanal Jews : NIA

ISIS planned attack on Kodaikanal  Jews

The Kochi office of NIA filed supplementary chargesheet before NIA court on Friday.

Chennai : The Kerala ISIS terror module headed by absconding Shajeer Mangalassery had planned and conducted preparations for attacking Jews visiting Vattakanal near Kodiakanal last year, NIA disclosed on Friday. The Kochi office of NIA filed supplementary chargesheet before NIA court on Friday against Moineedeen Para Kadavath, 25, a member of the IS module, from Kasargod, Kerala, under various IPC sections and criminal conspiracy.

Shajeer had allegedly motivated and radicalised Moinudheen , whom he had taken along on hijra (migration) , from the UAE to Mashhad in Iran for crossing over to ISIS controlled territory in Afghanistan. Investigation also revealed that during September, last year, Moinudheen, while being in the UAE, had provided terror funds to Swalih Mohammed, already arrested, for conducting preparations to carry out terrorist acts in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Moinudheen was deported from the UAE to New Delhi and arrested by the NIA in the case on February 15, this year.

On Friday supplementary chargesheet was filed against Moinudeen. The case was registered suo motu by NIA, Kochi on October1, last year against eight persons hailing from Kerala and Tamil Nadu besides other unknown persons. The next day, five suspects, identified as Manseed Mehmood, Swalih Mohammed, Rashid Ali, Safvan P and Jasim N. K were arrested from Kannur, Kerala when they were reportedly conducting a secret meeting of the ISIS module as part of preparations to wage war against the government of India, NIA said. Later another suspect Ramshad NK was arrested by NIA.

Sleuths had collected incriminating communication on social media amongst members of the terrorist module regarding the criminal conspiracy and their pursuant preparations were recovered from Ramshad’s digital device seized during search at his residence. Chargesheet was filed in March in this case against the arrested six and also Shajeer, who is believed to be operating from Afghanistan.

NIA claimed that forensic analysis of digital devices including mobile phones, tablet PCs and storage media recovered from the accused persons have revealed that the ISIS module had conspired and conducted preparations to target prominent persons including judges of high court, political leaders and senior police officers in Kerala.

Source : Deccan Chronicle


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