Free Press Journal

Al Qaeda backers held


Madurai: In a joint operation with police of two states, NIA on Tuesday arrested three persons suspected to be part of a group sympathising with al Qaeda and involved in five blast cases in court premises of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka since April.

Swooping down on various locations, NIA with the help of Tamil Nadu and Telangana Police, apprehended four youths for their involvement in the blasts at court complexes. Three of them have been placed under arrest while the fourth was still being questioned.