NIA searches 12 Locations in Tamil Nadu in connection with Hizb-ut-Tahrir case

Last month, six people were arrested in Chennai for their connections with the outfit and were booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
NIA conducted searches at 12 locations in Tamil Nadu on Sunday in connection with a Hizb-ut-Tahrir case
NIA conducted searches at 12 locations in Tamil Nadu on Sunday in connection with a Hizb-ut-Tahrir case

CHENNAI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted searches at 12 locations in Tamil Nadu on Sunday in connection with a Hizb-ut-Tahrir case in Madurai. The locations included Chennai, Tiruchy, and Erode, among others.

In Chennai, a search was conducted at the residence of Kabir Ahmed in Mudichur. The search began around 5 am and lasted for more than two hours, a police source said. The NIA officials did not disclose whether any documents were recovered from the house, the source added.

Searches were also conducted at two locations in Erode, as well as in Tiruchy, Kumbakonam, and other places. The authorities targeted locations suspected to be linked with Hizb-ut-Tahrir, a banned outfit.

Last month, six people were arrested in Chennai for their connections with the outfit and were booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

In 2021, the NIA made an arrest in connection with the Madurai Hizb-ut-Tahrir case following searches at various locations in Tamil Nadu.

The arrested individual, Mohammed Iqbal, used his Facebook account to upload posts that mocked a particular community and fostered communal disharmony, which was detrimental to the maintenance of public order. The case was initially filed under various charges of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 13(1)(b) of the UAPA Act in Madurai.

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