Detail Of Terrorism Update
Thursday, February 22, 2018


NIA arrested one more suspected Islamic State operative in Tamil Nadu

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on February 12 arrested Ansar Meeran (29) from an unspecified hideout in Poonamallee of Poonamallee Taluk, Tiruvallur District in Tamil Nadu, who is accused of being Islamic State (IS) sympathiser and for plotting terror attacks in Tamil Nadu, reports The Times of India. Meeran is the fourth accused stated in the First Information Report (FIR) of IS-Tamil Nadu case. Meeran and other eight accused were charged under Sections 120B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Sections 17, 18, 18B, 20, 38, 39, and 40 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act [UA(P)A] 1967. Meeran was produced before the designated Special Court and was sent to judicial custody at Puzhal Central Prison in Chennai District (Tamil Nadu). Meeran and his associates conspired the terror attacks, recruited members for IS, raised illicit funds, arranged travelling for individuals to travel to Syria and join IS, said an unnamed Investigation Officer (IO).