KASARGOD (KERALA): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday conducted a raid in connection with the coordinated Easter blasts of Sri Lanka. The residences of two persons at Nainmarmoola and Bandaduka were raided by an NIA Kochi team.
According to an officer who spoke on the condition of anonymity, documents were collected in raids which started at 6 am and went on till noon. The officials, however, did not make any arrests. The documents might have a link to the serial blasts in Colombo or even to the Tamil Nadu-based Thowheeth Jamaath, an organisation now banned by Sri Lanka.
It was further found that some of the residents of the two houses were suspected to have links with the organisation over social media sites such as Facebook.
As reported before by this newspaper, around 60 Malayalees are under scanner after terror group IS released a video in Malayalam and Tamil claiming responsibility for the terror attacks that left around 250 persons dead and at least 500 wounded.
The Malayalees from Vandiperiyar, Perumbavoor, Thrissur and Palakkad allegedly attended meetings organised by Towheeth Jamaath in 2016 at Madurai and Namakkal, said the report.