Plot to kill Hindu leaders: NIA conducts raids in Chennai, Coimbatore, Tindivanam
National Investigation Agency (NIA) today carried out raids in Chennai, Coimbatore and Tindivanam, in connection with a case on plot to kill Hindu leaders in Tamil Nadu.
The raids were carried out at the houses of persons who were recently arrested for allegedly planning to eliminate Hindu Makkal Katchi Arjun Sampath and others.
On 2 September, these Muslim youths were arrested along with two others identified as R Ashik (25) of Coimbatore, S Ismail (25) of Tindivanam in Villupuram district.
Later, based on their confessions, police arrested Faizal Rahman of GM Nagar who worked as an auto driver and Sahul Hameed alias Anwar (23) from Coimbatore. The men are currently lodged at Coimbatore Central Prison.
Last week, Hindu Makkal Katchi founder president Arjun Sampath, whom the seven-member gang had allegedly plotted to murder earlier this year, appeared before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials in Coimbatore.
He told them that used to receive many threat calls and he had already lodged a complaint with the Big Bazaar street police station.