KANNUR: The police have confirmed the death of five people who have gone to Syria, to join IS, from Kannur, in the fight against the ‘non-believers’. Police have also released their photographs to the media on Friday.
Shahanad, 25, of Chaladu, Kannur, Rishal, 30, of Mooppanpara, Valapattanam, Shameer, 45, of Pazhancharappally, Pappinisserry, Shameer’s elder son Salman, 20, and Muhammad Shajil, 25, of Kamalpeedika were the persons who have gone and were killed in Syria while waging war against the ‘non-believers’.
According to the police, 15 people have gone to Syria from Kannur to join IS so far. Five were killed and another five were nabbed by the police in the past two days after watching their activities for four to six months.
Police assume that the remaining five are still fighting in Syria for the IS. The police consider the arrest of the five people in two days to be crucial and they are confident that once the investigation is over, more details about the IS operations in Kerala would come out.
A special squad has been formed under the supervision of Superientendent of Police, G Shiva Vikram to investigate the case.
Kannur DySP Sadanandan will lead the team. The five arrested over the past two days are still in remand, and the squad will seek permission to take them into custody.
Hamsa, Manaf, Midhilaj, Abdul Razack and Raashid were the people arrested by the police on Wednesday and Thursday.
Meanwhile, the police conducted raids at the houses of the arrested gang, and seized many documents, including their passports. They also seized some foreign currencies from their houses. Since the activities of the IS supporters are under close watch, more arrests are expected in the coming days.
Police conducted raids at the houses of the arrested gang, and seized many documents, including their passports. They also seized some foreign currencies from their houses.