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23-year old Chennai techie planned to wage jihad against country, arrested by NIA

Chennai: National Investigating Agency arrested the 23-year old techie, Dawood Suleiman,along with three others in Madurai on Monday, who had planned to wage ‘jihad’ against the country.

NIA said Suleiman,a native of Madurai, was the main leader of the terrorist gang an Al Qaeda-inspired “Base Movement” module, was accused in a series of blasts in court complexes in Karnataka and other southern states. He wanted to wage jihad against the country.

Suleiman, who is B Tech was working as a system analysts in a famous IT firm on OMR. He was residing along with a few friends in Thiruvanmiyur in a rented house. He was nabbed in Chennai by a team led by SP, NIA, L.R. Kumar.

He has also participated in other illegal activities of the group. He was produced by the NIA sleuths amidst tight security before XI Metropolitan Magistrate Court, Saidapet on Tuesday.

The special public prosecutor, C.S.S. Pillai sought transit remand of Suleiman as he was accused in bomb blast in Mysuru court. The court directed the NIA to produce him before Bengaluru court within 24-hours.

He was brought to Bengaluru by a flight at 7.30 pm. Mr. Pillai said he was booked under several sections of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, Explosives Act and Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act. He would be produced before the court along three others arrested in Madurai.