The National Investigation Agency (NIA) teams have carried out searches at ten locations in Tamil Nadu in connection with a terror case. The search was carried out in the residences of the ten accused people at Muthupet, Keelakarai, Devipattinam, Lalpet and Salem.
During the search, a number of digital devices, including three laptops, three hard discs, 16 mobile phones, eight SIM cards, two pen drives, five memory cards and one card reader, besides two knives and a large number of incriminating documents were seized.
Reports suggested the case related to a WhatsApp group comprising people from different parts of Tamil Nadu. The group was called “SHAHADAT IS OUR GOAL”.
In 2018, they allegedly conspired to procure arms for their group, to raise funds to wage an armed struggle, to facilitate the escape of terrorists from jail and to act against the state.