Tamil Nadu

NIA searches houses of suspects

Sleuths of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday searched houses of suspects in Coimbatore, Tindivanam and Chennai in connection with the case related to a plot to kill leaders of Hindu organisations.

The NIA had taken over the case from the Variety Hall Road Police, which on September 2 registered a case against the three suspects and four others on charges of plotting to murder Hindu Makkal Katchi-Tamilagam leader Arjun Sampath and Sakthi Sena leader Anbu Mari.

According to sources, three teams searched the houses of Faizal, 26, in Ukkadam; R. Ashiq, off N.H. Road; and Sahul Hameed, at Kuniamuthur in Coimbatore. Mobile phones, SIM cards, identification documents and cash were seized during the operation.

The search operation started at 6 a.m. and ended before noon.

In Tindivanam, a seven-member team, led by an officer in the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police, searched the house of Ismail, 25, at Kazamian Street.

In Chennai, the agency and the police searched the house of S. Shamsudeen Sirajuddin, 20, in Pallavaram; Jaffar Sadiq Ali, 29, in MKB Nagar and Sallavudin, 24, in Otteri.

The teams seized some vital documents and evidences, the sources said.

The NIA had taken over the case from the Variety Hall Road Police, which on September 2 had registered a case against the three suspects and four others on charges of plotting to murder Indu Makkal Katchi-Tamilagam leader Arjun Sampath and Sakthi Sena leader Anbu Mari.

The others arrested in the case were S. Ismail (25) of Tindivanam, S. Salavudeen (25) of Otteri, J. Jaffar Sadiq (29) of Vyasarpadi, and S. Shamsudeen (20) of Pallavaram.

The Police nabbed them on their arrival at Coimbatore from Chennai and then nabbed Ashiq, who went there to receive them. Based on the information they provided the police then arrested the other two.

They had invoked provisions of the Indian Penal Code and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against the accused.

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