New Delhi: After getting multiple alerts from intelligence agencies regarding ISIS entry into India, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has intensified its investigation into cases related to the ISIS, especially in Southern India. NIA is now trying to get information following the tip-off given by Intelligence agencies. 

NIA which probes terror cases had also warned the Sri Lankan government after questioning an accused and raiding his premises where they found material suggesting an attack in Sri Lanka.

A meeting was also held in the NIA with a senior official last week where the update in cases related to ISIS was discussed. Investigating officers have been asked to give a status update on cases along with raids and evidence recovered from the accused or during the raids conducted. NIA has also picked up almost a dozen suspects from different parts of the country to probe their role in terror cases.

For the last 72 hours, the agency is working on cases in which a link with the main accused of Sri Lanka Sunday Easter church attack was found. NIA has arrested Abdul Rashid who was influenced by Zahran Hashim, key conspirator behind the Sri Lanka Churches attack.

"During interrogation, he has disclosed that he has been in online contact with absconding accused Abdul Rashid Abdulla for a long time and has been following his audio clips including the clip which he had circulated on social media platform instigating others to carry out terror attacks in India. He revealed that he was also having an online chat with Abdul Khayoom alias Abu Khalid (Accused in Valapattanam ISIS Case) who was believed to be in Syria. 

He has further disclosed that he has been following speeches/videos of Zahran Hashim of Sri Lanka for more than a year and has also followed the statements of Zakir Naik. He admitted that he wanted to carry out a suicide attack in Kerala," NIA said.

NIA on Sunday also carried out searches at the house of three suspects two in Kasaragod and one in Palakkad in a case related to the recruitment drive by ISIS from India where 17 youths are missing. 

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Also, NIA in another case registered said, "During searches, a number of digital devices including mobile phones, SIM cards, memory cards, pen drives, diaries with handwritten notes in Arabic and Malayalam, DVDs of Dr Zakir Naik besides untitled DVDs, CDs with religious speeches, books of Dr Zakir Naik and Syed Kutheb have been seized from their residences. Digital devices will be forensically examined and analysed.”

These persons are suspected of having links with some of the accused persons in various cases who had exited India to join the proscribed terrorist organisation ISIS/ Daish.