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Delhi – NIA searches 10 locations in Shaheen Bagh in Kozhikode train arson case

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New Delhi. On Wednesday, NIA intensified its security crackdown in Kashmir by attaching the properties of three accused linked with various banned Pakistan-based terrorist organisations.

On Thursday conducted searches at 10 locations in and around the Shaheen Bagh area of New Delhi, in connection with the Kozhikode train arson case in which three passengers were killed and nine injured.

NIA’s searches covered the properties of accused Shahrooq Saifi, and various suspects. A resident of Shaheen Bagh, Shahrukh was arrested on 6th April, 2023 for the arson committed four days earlier, on 2nd April. He was charged with setting on fire D1 coach of Alleppey Kannur Executive Express, leading to the

tragic death of a child and two others. The original FIR (No. 38/2023) was registered in the case at Kozhikode Railway Police Station, Kerala State. On 17th April, NIA took over the investigations.

NIA’s probe so far has revealed that Shahrukh Saifi was a follower of various radical Islamic preachers, including Zakir Naik, Pakistan-based Tariq Jamil, Israr Ahamed and Taimoor Ahmed.

Thursday’s searches led to the seizure of a number of digital devices, including mobile phones, laptop and hard disk, along with other documents. Further investigations in the case are continuing.

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