Kochi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has questioned five persons, who were suspected to be linked with ISIS module. According to police sources, the NIA questioned five at the office in Kochi, Kerala. 

Police also said that these people were summoned for investigation based on materials seized during the searches and digital evidence retrieved. The police added that these people are not arraigned as accused yet. 

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Based on the evidence emerging during the investigation, NIA will decide to record their arrest. NIA has submitted the digital devices and documents seized from the raid to the NIA Court in Kochi. This includes one laptop, five mobile phones, four SIM cards, one memory card and eight CDs/DVDs.

The National Investigation Agency on Thursday (August 29) raided five locations in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. During the raids, the investigation agency seized laptops, mobile phones, SIM cards, and pen drives.

The raids were conducted at the residences of Umar Farooq, Sanabar Ali, Sameena Mubin, Muhammad Yasir, Sadam Hussain, who have come under the NIA lens. This came after the NIA arrested Mohammed Azarudeen in June. 

Azarudeen, the alleged head of the ISIS Tamil Nadu module, was a Facebook friend of Zahran Hashim, one of the suicide bombers in the Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka in April. Sheikh Hidayatullah was also arrested in the case in June.

Earlier this month, security was tightened across Tamil Nadu following intelligence inputs that members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) have infiltrated into the state.