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NIA arrests Kannur youth in terror camp case

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NIA arrests Kannur youth in terror camp case Representational image

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday said it has arrested one accused for organizing a terror camp in Kerala's Kannur district in 2013.

The arrested was identified as Azharudeen, aka, Azhar, 24, a resident of Narath in Kerala.

An NIA official told IANS that Azhar was arrested on Monday night. He would be produced before the trial court in Ernakulam later on Tuesday.

The counter-terror agency said the arrest was made in connection with the April 23, 2013, case in which a secret training camp was organized by Thanal Foundation Trust inside one of its building to impart training in using of swords and explosives.

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

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

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