NIA raids 7 premises in Coimbatore

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday carried out search operations in seven places in Coimbatore, including the residence of a social media friend of the Sri Lanka easter blast mastermind, officials said.

The searches were carried out in connection with the NIA probe into the new Islamic State module case.

An NIA official in New Delhi told IANS the agency registered a case 10-12 days ago in connection with the new IS module.

Asked if the searches were related to the Sri Lanka easter blast case, in which over 250 people died, the official said: “As of now the raids are being carried out at the residence of one Mohammad Azharuddin, who was a facebook friend of the Sri Lanka blast mastermind.

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