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Suspected IS Recruiters Charged With Sedition

A police officer from the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of the West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (WBCID) interrogated the family members of suspected IS recruiter Mohammad Moshuruddin alias Musha at the Tirupur Central Police Station late on Wednesday. A sub-inspector grade officer of the ATS, Goyas reached Coimbatore by air on Wednesday night and drove to Tirupur.

Musha (26) was arrested at Labhpur in Birbhum district of West Bengal on Tuesday. Musha's wife, Shahira and his elder brother Minajuddin Mia (30), who now lives at Mangalam with his family, were taken to the police station late on Wednesday. Their interrogation continued till Thursday evening. On Tuesday, Musha's younger brother Mohammad Asadulla Mia (25) and three other migrant workers were interrogated by the police.

Goyas also visited the residential area of migrant workers in Andipalayam on Thursday. Musha and Asadulla, along with their families, have been staying in Andipalayam for two years. The West Bengal officer, accompanied by constables from the Tirupur City Police, inspected both their houses, located adjacent to each other. He also examined the grocery shop that Musha ran and took photographs of the houses and shops using his mobile phone.

The WBCID has asked Musha's family to shift to Labhpur to help in a smooth investigation and it is learnt that the family has agreed to it. The city police handed over Musha's laptop, a small knife and documents such as voter's ID and driving licence seized from his house to the officer.

Speaking to Media on Wednesday, Shahira had said that the laptop was used by Musha to transfer money online from his bank account to his kin in Labhpur. Musha was staying in the Mangalam Road area, but shifted two years ago to Andipalayam. He has been staying there with Shahira (26) and their daughters Tamilarasi alias Margiam (5) and Ilavarasi alias Afia (2) till his arrest. Asadulla, who works in a dyeing unit, stays in the adjacent house.

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