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Kerala terror camp case: Man held by NIA for organising training

NIA said a secret training camp was organised April 23, 2013 by Thanal Foundation Trust to impart training in using of swords and explosives.

india Updated: Oct 10, 2017 11:45 IST
NIA said the terror camp organised in Kerala in 2013 held a training for explosives. (HT file photo / Representative)
NIA said the terror camp organised in Kerala in 2013 held a training for explosives. (HT file photo / Representative)

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said on Tuesday it has arrested one accused for organising a terror camp in Kerala’s Kannur district in 2013.

Azharudeen aka Azhar, 24, a resident of Narath in Kerala, was arrested on Monday night, an NIA official told IANS. He would be produced before a trial court in Ernakulam.

The counter-terror agency said the arrest involved the April 23, 2013, case when the secret training camp was organised by Thanal Foundation Trust inside one of its buildings to impart training in using of swords and explosives.

On January 20, 2016, the NIA Special court had found 21 persons of the Popular Front of India (PFI) guilty of the charges including criminal conspiracy, membership of unlawful assembly, possession of arms and explosive substances, inciting communal disharmony, assertions prejudicial to national integration besides organising the terrorist camp.

The case was first registered by the state police, before it was taken over by the NIA in August 2013.