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NIA arrested suspected ISIS operative Shakul Hammed in Chennai!

September 23, 2017

NIA arrested suspected ISIS operative Shakul Hammed in Chennai!

Shahul Hameed, Chennai arrested by NIA -and Khaja Moideen

Shakul Hameed arrested from Otteri, Chennai on 18-09-2017[1]: It is shocking to note that more radicalized Muslims are arrested from Chennai, when demonstrations, protests and agitations have been going on condemning belief-systems of others, against the killings of Royingyas, demanding self-rule and so on. How the land of Periyar has been accommodating this – has not been discussed so far, for obvious reasons. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested Shakul Hameed, a Chennai resident [(A-3), son of Mohammed Zackariya, resident of House No. 59, S. S. Puram, A-Block, 10th Street, Ottery, Chennai-12] on Monday (18-09-2017), on the charge of propagating the Islamic State ideology and involving in a conspiracy to stage terror attacks in parts of Tamil Nadu[2]. He has been BBA graduate, pursued MBA, but could not complete. Actually, his father gave a complaint that he was missing. However, when he was arrested, his family members cried foul and claimed that he had returned recently after a work-related trip from Dubai. The case was registered suo motu at NIA Police Station, New Delhi, on January 26,2017 under Section 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC and appropriate sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against nine persons, including Hameed[3].

Shahul Hameed, Chennai arrested by NIA -19-09-2017 - Deccan Herald-modified

Who were the nine arrested in January 2017?: In a statement, the NIA accused Shakul Hameed and eight others of hatching a conspiracy to launch attacks to further the activities of the proscribed terrorist organisation[4]. They are –

  1. Haja Fakkrudeen (Cuddalore),
  2. Khaja Moideen (Cuddalore),
  3. Shakul Hameed (Chennai),
  4. Ansar Meeran (Chennai),
  5. Masood Asarudeen (Tirunelveli),
  6. Sadiq Basha (Nagapattinam),
  7. Mohammad Sayed Abu Thahir (Karur) and
  8. Mohammed Thabraze (Chennai).
  9. Nouman Jaleel is from Telangana.

A case was registered suo motu under section 120B of the IPC, besides sections 17, 18, 18-B, 20, 38, 39 and 40 of the UA (P) Act against the nine accused at the NIA police station in Delhi on January 26, 2017[5].

Shahul Hameed, Chennai arrested by NIA -19-09-2017 - Dinakaran-2

Shakul Hameed collaborated with Khaja Moideen and Haja Fakkurudeen:  “The accused people and their associates, with the intention of furthering the activities of the proscribed terrorist organisation Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)/Daesh, had hatched a criminal conspiracy from 2013 onwards and formed a terrorist gang which had raised and received funds, organised meetings, recruited and facilitated the travel of some persons to Syria to join the ISIS/ Daesh,” the statement said[6]. Investigation had revealed that main accused Haja Fakkurudeen, a Singaporean citizen of Indian origin and a native of the Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu, joined the IS in Syria in January, 2014, along with his family, the NIA said[7]. With families, they are joining, means, that they are taken care of monetarily, besides, brainwashing to fight on the battlefield. The terror-training is done with domestic approval, family co-operation and breeding violence in all aspects. He visited India twice between November, 2013 and January, 2014, and held conspiracy meetings along with co-accused Khaja Moideen, Shakul Hameed and others at various places in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka with the intention of recruiting more people into the IS, it said[8]. All these meetings could not have been held without involving the logistics of others. In other words, more Muslims have been involved I such activities that the arrested ones. In pursuance of the conspiracy, Shakul Hameed attempted to migrate to the IS-controlled territory in Syria in August, 2015 through Turkey, but was intercepted by the Turkish authorities and deported to India[9]. He would be produced before the NIA special court in Chennai, the statement said[10]. On September 15, Khaja Moideen alias Abdullah Muthalif, son of Chinna Thambi Ambalam of Cuddalore district, was remanded in the case by the Chennai NIA special court[11].

Harron arrested - by Rajasthan ATS 04-07-2017

Haroon Rasheed, son of Mohammed Ali Jinnah arrested on 04-07-2017: Chennai formerly known as Madras has become hub of ISIS terror, as more and more arrests unfortunately, gives such a picture. Ironically, the media has been selective, casual and not so careful in reporting the news and giving factual details about the arrested, their links with locals and aboard and how they have been collaborating and conniving with each other. The media persons always use “suspected”, “sympathizer” and so on without conveying the terrorism, inhuman killings and the most dangerous task carried on by the IS. Rajasthan Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on 04-07-2017 [Tuesday] detained a suspected Islamic State (ISIS) handler from Chennai, reported news agency ANI[12]. The accused, identified as 30-year-old M. Haroon Rasheed [36], is suspected of collecting and sending funds to the terrorist organisation[13]. Haroon Rasheed, son of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Sarkarai street[14]. He had made three donations to ISIS and he was tracked through those transactions[15]. So he has made just three donations to IS. But, how does he know IS and how he donated money? As a Mohammedan or Muslim, has he donated? He does not have any sympathy for the men, women and children getting killed all over the world through the suicide bombing, bomb blastings and other type of jihadi beheading etc?

Swalih was settled in Chennai for some time now with wife and 2-year-old son.

Chennai becoming hub of Jihadi terrorism: In November 2016 also several Muslim youth were arrested for bombing. Sulaiman, who was working as a systems analyst in a leading IT company’s office on Old Mahabalipuram Road in the city, was arrested afternoon of November 28, 2016, soon after he arrived here from his native city of Madurai. The previous night, NIA sleuths had arrested three persons from the temple town of Madurai in the south of the state. Sources said Sulaiman was staying along with his friends in a rented accommodation in Thiruvanmiyur. Official sources said Dawood had gone to Madurai during the weekend and met the other arrested suspects — Abbas Ali, Md. Ayub Ali and Samsum Karim Raja. The three persons were arrested by NIA from the temple town[16]. Sulaiman alone managed to leave the place and later boarded a bus to Chennai on Sunday [27-11-2016] night around 11 pm . “He reached Chennai on Monday [28-11-2016] morning and was nabbed by the NIA sleuths,” a source said[17]. All these incidences cannot be treated as isolated or not connected, as they have been working together with common target of attacking innocent people of India only on the pretext of Jihad, implying that they have been hardened with such hatred of killing. Therefore, Indians have to be careful in identifying, watching and informing the authorities about the movement of this type of  terrorists.

© Vedaprakash

23-09-2017

Nasser who designed ISIS flag is from Chennai

[1] http://nia.gov.in/writereaddata/Portal/PressReleaseNew/451_1_PressRelease18092017.pdf

[2] The Hindu, Chennai man detained by NIA terror plot, NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 22:35 IST ;UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 14:39 IST.

[3] http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/nia-detains-chennai-man-for-terror-plot/article19710798.eceIndian

[4]  Express, NIA arrests suspected IS operative Shakul Hameed in Chennai, By Express News Service, Published: 19th September 2017 07:57 AM; Last Updated: 19th September 2017 07:57 AM

[5] http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2017/sep/19/nia-arrests-suspected-is-operative-shakul-hameed-in-chennai-1659248.html

[6] NDTV, NIA arrests suspected ISIS operative Shakul Hammed in Chennai, Press Trust of India | Updated: September 18, 2017 18:23 IST.

[7] https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/nia-arrests-suspected-isis-operative-shakul-hammed-in-chennai-1751858

[8] TheNewsMinute, Suspected ISIS operative arrested in Chennai by NIA, Monday, September 18, 2017 – 19:21

[9] http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/suspected-isis-operative-arrested-chennai-nia-68616

[10] The Times of India, NIA arrests suspected ISIS operative from Chennai, Neeraj Chauhan| TNN | Sep 18, 2017, 19:56 IST.

[11] http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/nia-arrests-suspected-isis-operative-from-chennai/articleshow/60734947.cms

[12] Indian Express, Chennai: Suspected ISIS operator detained by Rajasthan ATS, By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 4, 2017 5:12 pm.</p>

[13] http://indianexpress.com/article/india/suspected-isis-operator-held-in-chennai-by-rajasthan-ats-4734451/

[14] Deccan Chronicle, Tamil Nadu man held by Rajasthan Police for sending funds to ISIS, Published Jul 5, 2017, 3:04 am IST, Updated Jul 5, 2017, 3:06 am IST

[15] http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/050717/tamil-nadu-man-held-by-rajasthan-police-for-sending-funds-to-isis.html

[16] Indian Express, Chennai techie arrested by NIA in recent bomb blast case, By Jayanthi Pawar  |  Express News Service  |   Published: 28th November 2016 09:16 PM, Last Updated: 28th November 2016 09:16 PM

[17] http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/2016/nov/28/chennai-techie-arrested-by-nia-in-recent-bomb-blast-case-1543539.html

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More Jihadis are arrested in Chennai thowing doubt that Chennai might be  becoming hub of Jihadi terrorists links with ISIS!

July 11, 2017

 

More Jihadis are arrested in Chennai thowing doubt that Chennai might be  becoming hub of Jihadi terrorists links with ISIS!

Harron arrested - by Rajasthan ATS 04-07-2017

Haroon Rasheed, son of Mohammed Ali Jinnah arrested on 04-07-2017: Chennai formerly known as Madras has become hub of ISIS terror, as more and more arrests unfortunately, gives such a picture. Ironically, the media has been selective, casual and not so careful in reporting the news and giving factual details about the arrested, their links with locals and aboard and how they have been collaborating and conniving with each other. The media persons always use “suspected”, “sympathizer” and so on without conveying the terrorism, inhuman killings and the most dangerous task carried on by the IS. Rajasthan Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on 04-07-2017 [Tuesday] detained a suspected Islamic State (ISIS) handler from Chennai, reported news agency ANI[1]. The accused, identified as 30-year-old M. Haroon Rasheed [36], is suspected of collecting and sending funds to the terrorist organisation[2]. Haroon Rasheed, son of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Sarkarai street[3]. He had made three donations to ISIS and he was tracked through those transactions[4]. So he has made just three donations to IS. But, how does he know IS and how he donated money? As a Mohammedan or Muslim, has he donated? He does not have any sympathy for the men, women and children getting killed all over the world through the suicide bombing, bomb blastings and other type of jihadi beheading etc?

Haroon IS agent arrested - Indian Express cutting

Haroon Rasheed came to Chennai in 1987 and is a mobile phone dealer:  “On Monday, he closed his shop at Burma Bazaar around 10.45 pm and went to meet his friends near Muthialpet Post Office. That is when the Rajasthan team picked him up. Rasheed was taken to his home, and an inquiry was held with his family members too,” said an official with the city police requesting anonymity[5]. “During preliminary inquiry, Rasheed said he usually gave money to ‘couriers’ to bring mobile phones from Dubai, including `60,000 recently. But we are looking into the terror angle behind these financial transactions,” said the source in Rajasthan police[6]. Sources in city police intelligence wing said Rasheed was a native of Ramanathapuram district, who had come to Chennai about 30 years ago i.e, in 1987. He was into mobile phone business, including importing them from abroad. Sources said he was the main dealer for a private mobile phone company. Based on Rasheed’s request, his elder brother Imran Khan was allowed to accompany them to Rajasthan.
Suspected IS sympathiser arrested - The Hind - 05-07-2017

“The Hindu” way of reporting: The accused was detained from Burma Bazaar area in the city on Tuesday morning following information from two accused, Mohammed Iqbal and Jamil Ahmed, who are already under the custody of ATS[7]. Haroon reportedly runs a mobile phone shop in the area[8]. “The Hindu” reported that[9], “Preliminary inquiries have revealed that the suspect was running a CD shop in Burma Bazaar in Chennai.”, however, it [its special correspondent[10]] started with, “Sleuths of Rajasthan’s Special Operations Group zeroed-in on the hideout of Haroon Rasheed (36) in Mannadi and apprehended him on charges of organising funds and manpower for the banned terror outfit.”! The report states that Haroon is alleged to have transferred funds to the tune of Rs 5 lakh to ISIS fighters abroad and has been taken to Jaipur for further questioning and investigation[11].

Deccan Chronicle, Tamil Nadu man held by Rajasthan Police for sending funds to ISIS, Jul 5, 2017

Gold smuggling to ISIS recruitment / funding: The ATS had also traced an operative recently in Thiruvallur[12]. It was said that the person in question Jamil Ahmed was a fund raiser for the outfit. There have been reports of several individuals joining the Islamic State in Syria from Tamil Nadu and Telangana. In fact, in Chennai itself, there have been arrests of such handlers. Now, it is believed that nine people, including one from Telangana and eight from Tamil Nadu, had joined ISIS in the year 2016. A senior SOG officer said the arrest had been made based on information they got while questioning Mohammad Iqbal, 32, of Mylapore, who was arrested on February 23 2017. Iqbal had allegedly played a role in transferring funds to ISIS through an agent in Mumbai, identified as Jameel Ahmed. Inquiries with Jameel Ahmed and Mohammad Iqbal revealed that they were part of a gold smuggling racket busted on February 4, 2017[13]. On February 4, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 20 gold bars weighing 3.360kg and Rs 1 crore in cash from four people travelling in an omnibus from Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh to Chennai[14]. The DRI arrested Iqbal (not Mohammad Iqbal who was arrested in Mylapore), Jameel (an associate not linked to the ISIS cash transactions), Jahabuddin and Nizamuddin when the bus reached Arambakkam in Tiruvallur district. The arrests were made based on a tip off from the Intelligence Bureau (IB).

Haroon IS agent arrested - Dinamani cutting

Now, on 04-07-2017 [Tuesday], after arresting Rasheed, the SOG team obtained a transit warrant from a metropolitan magistrate court in Chennai and left for Rajasthan with him. The Special Investigation Division CID of the Tamil Nadu police is also probing the background of the Rasheed and others. The police said there were reports of some people in Tamil Nadu and Telangana joining ISIS. It is believed that nine people, including eight from Tamil Nadu and one from Telangana, joined ISIS in 2016. The police said four college students were in regular contacts with Mohammad Iqbal. The police were keeping a tab on their activities. In April 2017, it was reported that an NIA source told Express that the consignment was sent from Washermanpet in North Chennai to Madurai by a group of youth arrested last August in connection with several low intensity blasts in various parts of South India. The addresses from which the parcels containing the explosives were sent and received belonged to the five youth[15]

  1. N Abbas Ali (27) ,
  2. Mohammed Ayub Ali (25),
  3. M Samsumdeen Karim Raja (23),
  4. S Karwa Samsumdeen (25) and
  5. S Dawood Sulaiman (25).

Of these, four were arrested by NIA in August 2016 in Madurai and Dawood Sulaiman was nabbed in Chennai. NIA suspects they were involved in 15 blasts reported in different parts of the southern states[16].

Haroon Rashid arrested - DM 05_07_2017_003_006

Chennai becoming hub of Jihadi terrorism: In November 2016 also several Muslim youth were arrested for bombing. Sulaiman, who was working as a systems analyst in a leading IT company’s office on Old Mahabalipuram Road in the city, was arrested afternoon of Nove,ber 28, 2016, soon after he arrived here from his native city of Madurai. The previous night, NIA sleuths had arrested three persons from the temple town of Madurai in the south of the state. Sources said Sulaiman was staying along with his friends in a rented accommodation in Thiruvanmiyur. Official sources said Dawood had gone to Madurai during the weekend and met the other arrested suspects — Abbas Ali, Md. Ayub Ali and Samsum Karim Raja. The three persons were arrested by NIA from the temple town[17]. Sulaiman alone managed to leave the place and later boarded a bus to Chennai on Sunday [27-11-2016] night around 11 pm . “He reached Chennai on Monday [28-11-2016] morning and was nabbed by the NIA sleuths,” a source said[18]. All these incidences cannot be treated as isolated or not connected, as they have been working together with common target of attacking innocent people of India only on the pretext of Jihad, implying that they have been hardened with such hatred of killing. Therefore, Indians have to be careful in identifying, watching and informing the authorities about the movement of this type of  terrorists.

© Vedaprakash

11-07-2017

Haroon Rashis arrested DM-05_07_2017_011_010

[1] Indian Express, Chennai: Suspected ISIS operator detained by Rajasthan ATS, By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 4, 2017 5:12 pm.

[2] http://indianexpress.com/article/india/suspected-isis-operator-held-in-chennai-by-rajasthan-ats-4734451/

[3] Deccan Chronicle, Tamil Nadu man held by Rajasthan Police for sending funds to ISIS, Published Jul 5, 2017, 3:04 am IST, Updated Jul 5, 2017, 3:06 am IST

[4] http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/050717/tamil-nadu-man-held-by-rajasthan-police-for-sending-funds-to-isis.html

[5] Indian express, Terror angle seen in businessman arrest, By Express News Service,  Published: 05th July 2017 07:54 AM, Last Updated: 05th July 2017 07:54 AM.

[6] http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2017/jul/05/terror-angle-seen-in-businessman-arrest-1624463.html

[7] India Today, Rajasthan ATS detains suspected ISIS operator from Chennai, Pramod   Madhav|  Ashish Pandey | Edited by Shashank Shantanu, Chennai, July 4, 2017 | UPDATED 09:16 IST

[8] http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/isis-operative-chennai-rajasthan-ats/1/993625.html

[9] The Hindu, Suspected IS sympathiser arrested, CHENNAI,JULY 05, 2017 00:00 IST, UPDATED: JULY 05, 2017 03:49 IST.

[10] http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/suspected-is-sympathiser-arrested/article19213163.ece

[11] One India, Chennai ISIS operative transferred Rs 5 lakh to fighters abroad, Written By: Vicky Nanjappa, Published: Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 7:22 [IST].

[12] http://www.oneindia.com/india/chennai-isis-operative-transferred-rs-5-lakh-to-fighters-abroad-2486074.html

[13] Times of India, Rajasthan police arrest ISIS supporter in Chennai, Jul 4, 2017, 04.38 PM IST

[14] http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/rajasthan-police-arrest-isis-supporter-in-chennai/articleshow/59441019.cms

[15] Indian Express, Courier firm under terror probe lens, By M Sathish, Express News Service, Published: 05th April 2017 01:41 AM; Last Updated: 05th April 2017 04:56 AM.

[16]  http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/2017/apr/05/courier-firm-under-terror-probe-lens-1590052.html

[17] Indian Express, Chennai techie arrested by NIA in recent bomb blast case, By Jayanthi Pawar  |  Express News Service  |   Published: 28th November 2016 09:16 PM, Last Updated: 28th November 2016 09:16 PM

[18] http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/2016/nov/28/chennai-techie-arrested-by-nia-in-recent-bomb-blast-case-1543539.html