Deported from UAE in terror case 14 men flown to Chennai by

first_imgNew Delhi: Fourteen persons, deported from the United Arab Emirates and apprehended by the National Investigation Agency for suspected association with men linked to an alleged terror outfit, were flown from New Delhi to Chennai on a special flight Monday.It is learnt that the men were produced before a NIA court which granted their custody to the agency. Sources claimed that the men — they were said to be from Chennai, Tirunelveli, Theni, Nagapattinam and Ramanathapuram — were members of Wahdat-e-Islami Hind, a religious organisation in Tamil Nadu. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF DayThey were deported after intelligence agencies received credible inputs that they had been in touch with individuals in Tamil Nadu who have now been placed under arrest by the NIA for suspected links to alleged terror outfit Ansarulla.On Saturday, the NIA searched premises linked to three individuals in connection with its probe into activities of Ansarulla. One among them was Chennai resident Syed Bukhari, president of the Wahdat-e-Islami Hind. On Sunday, the NIA arrested two of the three individuals — Hassan Ali Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents on Reliance penaltyYunusmaricar and Harish Mohammed, both from Nagapattinam — “based on incriminating facts revealed during searches and subsequent investigations”. Along with Bukhari, the two men are already accused in a NIA case registered on July 9 against Ansarulla.The Wahdat-e-Islami Hind has maintained it is a religious organisation with no connection to radical Islam. Established in 2009 in Chennai as a religious organisation, it had earlier denied links to the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI). While booking Bukhari and his associates, the NIA, in a statement, said they had been charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act “based on credible information received that the accused persons, while being within and beyond India, had conspired and conducted consequent preparations to wage war against the Government of India by forming the terrorist gang Ansarulla”.The NIA claimed that it had “learnt that the accused persons and their associates had collected funds and made preparations to carry out terrorist attacks in India, with the intention of establishing Islamic rule in India”.During the searches Saturday, the NIA claimed to have seized nine mobile phones,15 SIM cards, seven memory cards, three laptops, five hard disks, six pen drives, two tablets and three CDs/DVDs besides documents including magazines, banners, notices, posters and books.(With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more

Prisoner facing rape charge dies from suspected poisoning

A prisoner who was expected to answer at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for the rape of a 16-year-old student died on Tuesday morning after being rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) by ranks after he was observed to be vomiting.Now dead is Stonie Henry, 47, a welder of Mocha Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD).The incident reportedly occurred at around 06:15h at the East La Penitence Police Station lockups as Henry was scheduled to make his Court appearance later on Tuesday.Ranks that were doing inspections reportedly saw the man doubled over and vomiting profusely.When questioned, Henry complained of feeling unwell and as such was rushed to the hospital where he was immediately treated.However, at around 08:00h the man succumbed.It is being suspected that he might have ingested a poisonous substance however, this is yet to be confirmed.His body is presently at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.This publication was informed that the Police have launched an investigation. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAutopsy on rape accused who died in lockups inconclusiveSeptember 19, 2018In “Crime”Kitty man killed in Liliendaal crashApril 27, 2019In “Crime”Police hold 2 in connection with murder of 25-year-old Patentia manMarch 24, 2016In “Crime” read more