Vicky Nanjappa

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In Coimbatore blast, the role at a Mosque and Sri Lanka link becomes clearer

Zahran Hashim, the mastermind and suicide bomber in the Sri Lanka attacks has become centric in the probe into cases of Jihad in Tamil Nadu. Over the years, he visited India and has radicalised scores of Indian Muslims, especially in Tamil Nadu

New Delhi, Dec 28: The Sri Lanka Islamic State module has cropped up several times even as the National Investigation Agency continues its probe into the Coimbatore blast.

In its report submitted at the Special Court in Ernakulam, Kerala, the NIA said while opposing the bail plea by Mohammed Azharudeen that he was in touch with the Zahran Hashim, the mastermind of the Sri Lanka Easter bombings. He was also in touch with one Mohammad Noushan who was also part of the Islamic State in Kerala.
During the conversations, the NIA found that Mohammed Azharudeen had spoken about a big plan and this conversation took place before the 2019 Easter Day blast at a Church in Colombo.

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