NIA on Sunday conducted searches at 4 locations in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai in a case relating to incriminating Facebook posts by Mohammad Iqbal, for advocating the ideology of ISIS group.
NIA on Sunday conducted searches at 4 locations in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai in a case relating to incriminating Facebook posts by Mohammad Iqbal, for advocating the ideology of ISIS group.
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Chennai

The NIA on Sunday carried out searches at 4 locations in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai for incriminating Facebook pos­ts by an extremist advocating the ideology of the Islamic State terror group and fundamentalist organisation Hizb-Ut-Tahrir, an official said.

The case pertains to uploading incriminating posts on Facebook by Mohammad Iqbal, a Madurai resident, arrested in December last. In the posts, Iqbal, an extremist, advocated the ideology of the ISIS terror group and Hizb-Ut-Tahrir, a fundamentalist organisation, the NIA said.

The posts on the Facebook page, “Thoonga Vizhigal Re­n­du is in Kazimar Street” was uploaded by Iqbal for de­nigrating a particular co­m­mu­nity. They were designed to incite communal disharmony amo­ng different relig­i­ous groups, in a manner pre­judicial to the maintenance of public order, he said.

The searches were conducted at Kazimar Street, K Pudur, Pethaniyapuram and Mehaboob Palayam in Madurai district.

During the operation, 16 digital devices, including a laptop, hard disks, mobile phones, memory cards, SIMs, pen drives and many incriminating books/pamphlets/documents have been recovered, the official said, adding, further investigation continues.

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