NIA arrested the main recruiter of Hizb-ut-Tahrir (HuT), namely, Ziyavudeen Baqavi, r/o Kumbakonam Taluk, Tamil Nadu in RC-08/2021/NIA/DLI.
This case was originally registered as FIR No.971/2020 at PS Thideer Nagar, Madurai pertaining to conduct of secret bayaan classes by members of HuT, an offshoot of ISIS, a Proscribed Terrorist Organization, for radicalizing the vulnerable Muslim youth in order to establish an Islamic State / Caliphate and enforce the constitution written by radical Islamic preacher, Taqi al-Din al-Nabhani, who was founder of HuT. This case was re registered by NIA as RC-08/2021/NIA/DLI and taken up for investigation on 26-04-2021. Earlier two accused persons have been arrested in the case.
Investigation has revealed that Ziyavudeen Baqavi is the leader (Nakib) of HuT for Thanjavur, Madurai, Erode and Salem districts of Tamil Nadu and Karaikal district of Puducherry. He is one of the main recruiters for HuT, who used to preach about the importance of the Islamic State, Khilafah in the general bayaans at various places across Tamil Nadu.
Further investigation in the case continues.