CHENNAI: A 23-year-old employee of a prominent multi-national IT company was one of the four persons picked up by the National Investigation Agency in Tamil Nadu on Monday.
Sources said the arrests were made in connection with the series of low-intensity blasts that took place in towns like Chitoor, Kollam, Nellore, Mysuru and Malapuram recently.
Sulaiman, who was working as a systems analyst in a leading IT company’s office on Old Mahabalipuram Road in the city, was arrested this afternoon soon after he arrived here from his native city of Madurai. The previous night, NIA sleuths had arrested three persons from the temple town of Madurai in the south of the state.
Sources said Sulaiman was staying along with his friends in a rented accommodation in Thiruvanmiyur.
Official sources said Dawood had gone to Madurai during the weekend and met the other arrested suspects — Abbas Ali, Md. Ayub Ali and Samsum Karim Raja. On Sunday night, these three persons were arrested by NIA from the temple town.
Sulaiman alone managed to leave the place and later boarded a bus to Chennai on Sunday night around 11 pm. “He reached Chennai on Monday morning and was nabbed by the NIA sleuths,” a source said.
Based on the information given by the three arrested persons, sources said Dawood was picked up in Chennai. He has been taken for inquiry to the NIA office in Guindy in the city.