Toby Antony

IS group targeted RSS men in Kozhikode to announce its reach

NIA produced before the court Ansar-ul-Khilafah Kerala’s activities on FB and Telegram as evidence to substantiate its argument during Kanakamala IS case trial

18 May 2019

NIA approaches court to add more charges in Kanakamala case

The national agency wants to include charges under section 121A of IPC - conspiring to wage war against the government of India. 

15 May 2019

Judicial panel cites fund crunch, seeks extension

Hamstrung by lack of enough funds, the P S Gopinathan Commission probing the 2o16 Puttingal fireworks tragedy has delayed submitting its report.

12 May 2019

IS modules met in two busy areas in Kochi, conspired to carry out jihadi operations in Kerala

Interrogation of Palakkad native reveals members of the modules conspired to carry out jihadi operations in state.

11 May 2019

CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s Holland visit to aid Kerala's heritage projects

A few months ago, a team from Muziris Heritage Project visited Holland to know about their heritage conservation projects.

10 May 2019

‘Divine martyrdom’ concept was used to brainwash Riyas Aboobacker for suicide attack

The NIA recently submitted before the NIA court that Riyas Aboobacker who planned a suicide attack was eager about Amal-Istishhadi.

08 May 2019

Kerala’s most wanted fugitive terrorist Mohammed Sabir using Pakistan passport to frequent Dubai

Sabir came on the agencies’ radar after he allegedly hatched a plot to murder former Chief Minister E K Nayanar in 1999.

07 May 2019

Shocker! Terror mastermind Riyas Aboobacker taken to court in a private transport bus

However, on Monday, the intimation we received from Ernakulam Sub- Jail was an accused has to be escorted to Additional District Sessions Court as is the case in normal cases.

07 May 2019

Changankulangara native on agencies’ terror radar

Muhammed Faizal Hameed aka Abu Marwan Al Hindi, said to be holed up in Qatar, is part of the 4-member IS module which planned suicide strikes in the state.

05 May 2019

IS man from Kerala made at least three attempts to reach Syria, finds NIA

Shaibu was intercepted from Qatar by the Interpol after which he was forced to return to India. In the interrogation, he revealed that seven other members working in Bahrain decid to join IS.

04 May 2019

Expats who backed Islamic State under NIA scanner

The agency suspects they were frequent visitors to Al Ansar Salafi Centre in Bahrain where they were radicalised. 

04 May 2019

For long, IS activists have been motivating sympathisers to carry out suicide attack

Similarly, the NIA, which retrieved Telegram chats of an IS module busted in north Kerala, found Istishhadi was frequently discussed among the group members.

01 May 2019

Islamic State module members stayed in Kochi as perfume vendors

The members of the Islamic State (IS) module busted by the NIA were active in Kochi in the guise of attar (perfume) vendors.

01 May 2019

Puttingal firework mishap: Judicial Commission all set to submit report to government

The tenure of the commission would be ending on May 12 and the decision has been taken not to seek a further extension from the government.

27 Apr 2019

NIA grills IS sympathiser to unravel info on Keralites who left for Syria

Over 30 persons from Kerala are suspected to have travelled to Syria to join the IS in the past three years. Shaibu also planned to migrate to Syria from Bahrain where he ran an advertising agency. 

25 Apr 2019