The NIA conducted searches at six locations in four districts- Thanjavur, Madurai, Theni and Tirunelveli districts of Tamil Nadu ISIS - Hizb Ut Tahrir Facebook case.
The searches were conducted at the residence of arrested accused Abdullah alias Saravankumar and his associates.
As per the case details, on April 10, a complaint was received by Theppakulam police station that one Abdullah alias Saravanakumar had posted incendiary messages on Facebook on March 23 and 25, instigating people on religious grounds to wage war against India and establish Khilafat , thus threatening the unity, security and sovereignty of India. The FIR was registered in Theppakulam, Madurai City, Tamil Nadu. The NIA had re-registered the case on May 21 and taken over the investigation.
During searches, 22 digital devices including mobile phones, hard disks, memory cards, pen drives, laptops and many booklets containing incriminating materials have been recovered, officials informed.