Ramalingam murder case: NIA conducts searches at 21 locations in Tamil Nadu

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday raided 21 locations across nine districts in Tamil Nadu in connection with its probe into the 2019 assassination of Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) functionary Ramalingam.

The areas covered in the raids included the districts of Thanjavur, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Tirupur, Villupuram, Trichy, Pudukottai, Coimbatore and Mayiladuthurai

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One of the persons raided has been identified as Nellai Mubarak, state president of SDPI (Social Democratic Party of India) – the political wing of the PFI, said the agency.

Dawah’ team or proselytisation team dispatched from Arivagam, Theni (now attached as proceeds of terrorism under section 25 of UA(P) Act, 1967).