New Delhi, June 29: DGP Loknath Behra earlier this week said that terrorists have chosen Kerala as their recruitment base. They target highly educated youths in the state to accomplish their agendas across the world, he also said in an interview with a news channel.
He further added that terrorists recruit educated youth from Kerala and use their for unlawful activities.
New Delhi, June 12: Four women among the 21 persons who left Kerala to join the Islamic State are awaiting a nod from India for their return. The women had travelled to Nangarhar in Afghanistan in 2016-18 and their husbands were killed in different attacks in Afghanistan.
In April, the head of National Directorate of Security in Kabul, Ahmad Zia Saraj told reporters that there are 408 members of the Islamic State from 13 countries lodged in various prisons. This included four Indians, 299 Pakistanis, 16 Chinese and two each from Maldives and Bangladesh.
New Delhi, Nov 28: In the wake of a lady member of the Kerala ISIS module surrendering in Afghanistan, the police have sought more information.
It may be recalled that Sonia Sebastin alias Ayesha was among the 21 persons from Kerala who left for Afghanistan and was part of the ISIS. It may be recalled that these persons had left Kerala in batches in the year 2016.
New Delhi, Oct 25: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a charge sheet against one person from Palakkad in Kerala in connection with an Islamic State-related case.
The NIA charged Riyas Aboobacker in connection with a case registered in 2015. The case pertains to the criminal conspiracy hatched from mid-2015 onwards by 14 accused persons from Kasaragod district of Kerala and their associates, to physically join and support the terrorist organisations ISIS in Afghanistan/Syria.
New Delhi, June 07:Six persons including four children from Kerala are said to have joined the Islamic State in Afghanistan.
A 28 year old engineer, his wife and four children are said to have left for Afghanistan and then informed their family through a message on Telegram, sources tell OneIndia. The news was broken to the family by Ashfaq Majeed, who had joined the ISIS three years back. He also said that the couple are from Valancherry.
New Delhi, June 03:The head of the Kerala Islamic State module is believed to have been killed in Afghanistan. Rashid Abdullah, the leader of the module is said to have died after random bombing by the US forces.
The Indian agencies are in the process of verifying the information. The news relating to his death was made known after an unknown ISIS operative had sent out a message out on Telegram.
New Delhi, Apr 29: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has Riyas Aboobacker in connection with the Kerala Islamic State case.
The NIA said that during interrogation, he has disclosed that he has been in online contact with absconding accused Abdul Rashid Abdulla alias Abu Isa for a long time and has been following his audio clips including the clip which he had circulated on social media platform instigating others to carryout terror attacks in India.