IS suspect held classes in Kerala supporting violent jihad ideology

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a charge sheet against two suspected ISIS operatives from Kerala in the Kasaragod IS module case.

Published: 28th January 2017 01:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th January 2017 04:38 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a charge sheet against two suspected ISIS operatives from Kerala in the Kasaragod IS module case.

The chargesheet has named Abdul Rashid Abdulla as the main accused, who motivated a number of youth from Kasaragod to exit India along with their families to join the Islamic State, and Yasmeen Mohammed Zahid who was intercepted at the airport here while trying to take a flight to Kabul to join IS in Afghanistan.

The agency in a statement said the case relates to the criminal conspiracy hatched within and outside India by certain youth, originally hailing from Kasaragod district of Kerala, with the intention of furthering the objectives of IS and their pursuant exit from India along with their families for joining and supporting the terror organisation.

The case was “originally registered by Chandera police station in Kerala’s Kasaragod district under Section 57 of the Kerala Police Act and sections 38 and 39 of the UA(P) Act. It was re-registered at NIA police station, Kochi, on August 24, 2016,” the NIA said.

The NIA investigation has established that Abdul Rashid Abdulla held classes at Kasaragod and other places in support of the terrorist organisation and its ideology of violent jihad, statement further said.

Abdulla allegedly motivated one more set of 14 co-conspirators, including another arrested accused Yasmeen Mohammed Zahid, to join the proscribed organisation and plan for “Hijrah to the Caliphate” announced by the IS, the agency said.

The NIA chargesheet said the investigation revealed that the conspiracy had been in operation since July, 2015.

The agency said Zahid was intercepted at the New Delhi International Airport on July 30 last year when she was trying to exit India for Kabul along with her minor child to join her co-conspirator Abdulla in the territory under the control of IS in Afghanistan.

The probe has also established that Abdulla had raised funds for the IS and transferred the money to Yasmeen, who utilised it for her activities.


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