Chennai: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday (October 31) carried out searches in Coimbatore and Nagapattinam districts in Tamil Nadu in connection with a probe into a terror module. NIA sleuths carried out searches at the houses of two people in Coimbatore. 

A team of officials from the agency conducted searches at a house at Nagore in Nagapattinam district and were conducting inquiries with a person. A team of 10 officials led by a DSP-level officer from Kochi carried out the searches at a house at Miandad Street in Nagore, police added. They are interrogating a man to ascertain any possible terror links, police said.

The searches in Coimbatore were conducted in the premises of two residences as they had allegedly been in touch with people associated with a terrorist gang which conspired, collected funds and made preparations to carry out terror attacks in India with the intention of establishing Islamic rule, sources said.

A five-member team carried out searches in the house of Nissar in GM Nagar and Sauridin in Lorrypet in the city, police said.

The agency had on September 21 conducted a search at the residence of a man in Tirunelveli district in the state for his alleged association with the terrorist gang. Also, the NIA had on August 29 conducted searches across multiple locations in Coimbatore in connection with a terror alert issued to Tamil Nadu.

With PTI inputs