The NIA has found that Shariq and his accomplice Maaz Muneer Ahmed, also an accused in the 2020 terror graffiti case, had attended a training camp in the Karnataka jungles to learn jungle survival skills.
New Delhi, Dec 06: The forests of South India are back in the news following the botched up bomb blast in Mangaluru which was carried out by Mohammad Shariq. The National Investigation Agency has learnt that Shariq and his accomplice, Maaz Muneer Ahmed also an accused in the 2020 terror graffiti case, had attended a camp in the Karnataka jungles to learn jungle survival skills. The Islamic State wanting to set up a jungle camp had cropped up in 2020 when the NIA probed the ISIS Daishwilayah in the Indian forests case.
The NIA found that Shariq and Maaz had also stayed at a home-stay in Kodagu district in Karnataka. Following this revelation, the agency raided a home-stay near the forest area at west Nemmale village. The owner of the home-stay has been asked to join in the investigation and also record his version.
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