National Investigation Agency (NIA) has carried out searches at 10 locations in Tamil Nadu yesterday in connection with an alleged conspiracy to form a terror group by some youths.
NIA said in a statement in New Delhi that the searches were carried out at the residences of the 10 accused in Muthupet, Keelakarai, Devipattinam, Lalpet and Salem in connection with the case, which was earlier probed by the Keelakarai police station.
During the searches, NIA has seized three laptops, an equal number of hard discs, 16 mobile phones, eight SIM cards, two pen drives, five memory cards and a card reader, besides two knives.
The NIA has alleged that 10 people from Tamil Nadu had started a group on WhatsApp in 2018 and conspired together to procure arms for their terrorist gang, to raise funds to wage armed struggle, to facilitate the escape of terrorists from jail and to propagate their ideology, to act against the State. It said nine accused were arrested earlier, while one remains absconding (AIR NEWS)