Arrested ISIS suspects confessed they were influenced by Zakir Naik’s speeches: NIA

The National Investigative Agency on Thursday conducted searches at two locations in connection with an Islamic State module that busted in Kannur district last year.

In a release, the NIA has stated that on Friday, the suspects were summoned and examined by NIA investigators. During the interrogation, two of the suspects disclosed that they were radicalized through speeches of preachers like Zakir Naik and Anwar Al-Awlaki.

“They have admitted that they were following various ISIS or Daesh groups or channels in social media and have also disseminated pro-ISIS or Daesh propaganda while they were in contact with absconding accused persons in NIA cases,” the NIA release stated.
“They have admitted that they were following various ISIS or Daesh groups or channels in social media and have also disseminated pro-ISIS or Daesh propaganda while they were in contact with absconding accused persons in NIA cases,” the NIA release stated.
During the searches conducted at the two locations, 10 mobile phones, 4 laptops, 2 hard disks, one pen drive, 77 DVDs/ CDs, 3 memory cards, 16 SIM cards besides documents including books, diaries and manuscripts have been seized by NIA investigators. The seized material objects have been submitted before the special NIA Court to forward the digital devices for forensic examination.

Last month, Naik’s passport was revoked on Tuesday by the National Investigation Agency, after the 51-year-old failed to respond to a showcause notice issued to him for failing to make a personal appearance before the investigative body before July 13.

Courtesy : times now