Searching suspected links to Sri Lankan Easter blast, NIA conducts raids in Tamil Nadu

News Bharati    12-Jun-2019
Coimbatore, Jun 12: Sri Lanka just started normal life after a devastating incident of church blasts, but the inks for these blasts are still under the investigation of global and national agencies.
 
 
 
Today, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out searches at various places following reports that some people are in touch with those involved in the church blasts in Sri Lanka.
 
As per the Police statement, 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.
 
It also added, The searches were a continuation of those conducted here and in Kerala in connection with an Islamic State (IS) terror module, they said. However, details about the seizure of documents or devices were not available immediately.
 
The IS had claimed responsibility for the serial bombings in Sri Lanka and around nine suicide bombers were involved in the attack. The Sri Lankan government has said that local terror group National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) carried out the attacks with support from the IS. The devastating blasts killed 253 people and wounded more than 500 others.
 
Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a high-powered panel to investigate the attacks. However, the report, which was promised to be issued within two weeks, but it yet not published.
 
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 attack, India stepped up security in the southern states.