NIA raids houses of LTTE sympathisers in Sivaganga, Salem

Reports reaching here said another batch of NIA sleuths raided a house at Chettichavadi in Salem town, this morning, where two youths attempted to make guns by watching videos on a YouTube channel.
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SIVAGANGA: National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out searches at the houses of suspected sympathisers of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a banned outfit, at Sivaganga and Salem in Tamil Nadu on Friday.

Police sources said three NIA officials conducted a two-hour long search at the house of Vigneshwaran (27), a functionary of Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) in Sivaganga and interrogated him over his contacts with some of the LTTE sympathisers. The NIA officials reportedly seized a few documents and literature about the LTTE and also a portrait of slain LTTE founder Velupillai Prabhakaran from Vigneshwaran’s house.

Reports reaching here said another batch of NIA sleuths raided a house at Chettichavadi in Salem town, this morning, where two youths attempted to make guns by watching videos on a YouTube channel.

The officials seized some incriminating documents from the house. The Omalur police arrested J Sanjay Prakash (25), an engineering graduate from Sevvapet and M Naveen Chakravarthy (25), from Kitchipalayam during a vehicle check near Puliyampatti on May 19 this year. Police intercepted their two-wheeler and found them to be in possession of two country made pistols, gunpowder, knives and gloves. Inquiries with them revealed that they made the pistols by watching videos on YouTube. Considering the gravity of the offence, the NIA took over the case and found that the duo were inspired by LTTE.

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