Photo: Mint
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NIA to join Sri Lanka bombings probe

  • A two-member team of the NIA is visiting Colombo to join the investigation in Sri Lanka
  • On 26 February, the NIA had passed on inputs to Sri Lanka about a plot that hinted at a deadly attack with ‘maximum damage’

NEW DELHI : A month after a series of blasts rocked Sri Lanka on the Easter Day, a two-member team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) left for Colombo to join the investigation in Sri Lanka after the Union home ministry’s go ahead.

On 21 April, eight coordinated serial blasts killed at least 253 people and injured several hundreds across Sri lanka. The Islamic State had claimed responsibility for the blasts.

On 26 February, the NIA passed on inputs to Sri Lanka about a plot that hinted at a deadly attack with “maximum damage."

On 26 February, after months of investigation, the NIA chargesheeted the six IS recruits –Mohamed Ashiq, Ismail S., Samsudeen, Mohammed Salauddin S., Jafar Shadik Ali and Shahul Hameed— in India after it was found that the arrested accused “had got radicalized on the violent extremist ideology of the proscribed terrorist organization— ISIS/Da’esh and they had been propagating the same ideology over social media."


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