Bihar woman held in connection with IS recruitment

The woman is suspected to be the second wife of Rashid and is believed to have played a key role in the alleged recruitment of state youths to IS, the official added.

Published: 02nd August 2016 05:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd August 2016 05:39 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

KASARAGOD: A 29-year-old woman from Bihar, suspected to have links with the alleged recruitment of youths from Kerala to Islamic State (IS), is being questioned here by the state police after being taken into custody from New Delhi.

The woman, identified as Yasmin Ahmed, was arrested by a special team of Kerala police from Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi when she was about to leave the country for Kabul on Sunday, police said.

She allegedly had close connections with Abdul Rashid, a native of Kasaragod, who is the prime suspect behind the 21 missing youths from the state.

She was brought here last evening and produced before a local court after detailed interrogation, a senior police official said.

"We took her into custody from New Delhi and brought her here yesterday. She was charged under various sessions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). A court here later remanded her to judicial custody," Kanhangad Deputy Superintendent of Police Sunil Babu told PTI.

The woman is suspected to be the second wife of Rashid and is believed to have played a key role in the alleged recruitment of state youths to IS, the official added.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, referring to reports that some Keralites had joined IS, had informed the Assembly on July 11 that 21 persons were missing from the state.

Among them, 17 were from Kasaragod and four from Palakkad as per preliminary information available, he had said.

As per media reports, these people had gone to Syria and Afghanistan and were in IS camps, he said.Bihar woman held in connection with IS recruitment    KASARAGOD: A 29-year-old woman from Bihar, suspected to have links with the alleged recruitment of youths from Kerala to Islamic State (IS), is being questioned here by the state police after being taken into custody from New Delhi.

The woman, identified as Yasmin Ahmed, was arrested by a special team of Kerala police from Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi when she was about to leave the country for Kabul on Sunday, police said.

She allegedly had close connections with Abdul Rashid, a native of Kasaragod, who is the prime suspect behind the 21 missing youths from the state.

She was brought here last evening and produced before a local court after detailed interrogation, a senior police official said.

"We took her into custody from New Delhi and brought her here yesterday. She was charged under various sessions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). A court here later remanded her to judicial custody," Kanhangad Deputy Superintendent of Police Sunil Babu told PTI.

The woman is suspected to be the second wife of Rashid and is believed to have played a key role in the alleged recruitment of state youths to IS, the official added.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, referring to reports that some Keralites had joined IS, had informed the Assembly on July 11 that 21 persons were missing from the state.

Among them, 17 were from Kasaragod and four from Palakkad as per preliminary information available, he had said.

As per media reports, these people had gone to Syria and Afghanistan and were in IS camps, he said.Bihar woman held in connection with IS recruitment.

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