close

News WrapGet Handpicked Stories from our editors directly to your mailbox

NIA conducts raids in Tamil Nadu in connection with Sri Lanka church attackers

Searches were conducted at 7 locations in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu on June 12, 2019. Photograph:( ANI )

PTI Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India Jun 12, 2019, 01.27 PM (IST)

The National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Wednesday carried out searches at various places in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu following reports that some people were in touch with those involved in the Easter day church blasts in Sri Lanka.

Raids were conducted by a team of NIA sleuths at seven places in the city, police sources said.

The searches were a continuation of those conducted in Kerala in connection with an ISIS terror module, sources added.

However, details about seizure of documents or devices were not available immediately, they added.

The IS had claimed responsibility for the serial bombings in Sri Lanka in which over 250 people were killed.

The Sri Lankan government has said that local terror group National Towheeth Jamaat (NTJ) carried out the attacks with support from the IS.

Soon after the April 21 attack in Sri Lanka, India had stepped up security in the southern states. 

Story highlights

Raids were conducted by a team of NIA sleuths at seven places in the city on the basis of inputs that certain people are reportedly in touch with those behind the Easter day attacks on social media, police sources said.