As many as 14 people were arrested by the National Investigation Agency for suspected association with terror outfit group and raising money to fund terror groups. The 14 men were produced in a special court. The court has remanded the accused in judicial custody till July 25, 2019. The 14 men were said to be from Chennai, Tirunelveli, Theni, Nagapattinam and Ramanathapuram and were members of Wahdat-e-Islami Hind, a religious organisation in Tamil Nadu.

The 14 men including Moideen ZSeeni Shahul Hameed, Mohammed Ibrahim, Meeran Kani, Mohammed Sheikh, Mohammed Azharuddin, Thoufik Ahamed, Mohammed Aksar, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Rafi Ahamed, Umar Farook, Munthabseer, Farook, Faizal Sherif and Mohammed Ibrahim and others.

The above men were deported from UAE and were arrested in New Delhi by NIA. They were later flown to Chennai for judicial custody. The accused were remanded by a special court for judicial custody till July 25, 2019.

Reports said the preliminary investigation has suggested that they are the supporters of terror outfits. The investigation officers have also raided the houses and office of Syed Mohammad Bukhari after inputs from the 14 men. The accused men have revealed that they had conspired to wage a war against the government of India. They had also revealed about the terrorist attacks in the country.

NIA has also searched 3 individuals in connection with terror funding case. One among them was Chennai resident Syed Bukhari, president of the Wahdat-e-Islami Hind. On Sunday, the NIA arrested two of the three individuals — Hassan Ali and Harish Mohammed. Both Bukhari and his associates had been charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

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