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  India   All India  17 Jul 2019  14 men from Tamil Nadu raised funds to set up ISIS cell in India

14 men from Tamil Nadu raised funds to set up ISIS cell in India

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published : Jul 17, 2019, 1:01 pm IST
Updated : Jul 17, 2019, 1:01 pm IST

They were jailed for 6 months in UAE before they got deported to India last week.

Many of the men busted were management professionals and made UAE their home according to investigators. (Photo: File)
 Many of the men busted were management professionals and made UAE their home according to investigators. (Photo: File)

Chennai: NIA from Chennai arrested 14 men who used to raise funds in Dubai to set up a cell of the terror group of ISIS in India.

As per the sources, the men allegedly support AL-Qaeda, another terror group and have links with Ansarullah, a terror group in Yemen, NDTV reported.

 

They operate in different names including Wahadat-e-Islam, Jamaat Wahaadat-e-Islam Al Jihadiye and Jihadist Islamic Unit.

They were jailed for 6 months in UAE before they got deported to India last week.

Many of the men busted were management professionals and made UAE their home according to investigators. One had been staying in Dubai for 32 years.

Read: NIA busts terror module in Tamil Nadu

NIA public prosecutor CS Pillai said that the men were knowingly raising funds which they could use for terror attacks. The ideology was to establish ISIS in India by waging a war against the government of India.

The NIA, post interrogation had arrested two men in Nagapattinam- Harish Muhammad and Hassan Ali.

 

According to the sources, an ISIS operative, named Hassan Ali, has been recruiting people to strike India.

He has also posted videos asking his supporters to launch strikes using vehicles as weapons or with explosives, poison and knives said sources.

Tags: nia, terror groups, isis
Location: India, Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Madras)