Kannur: Three persons with suspected links to terrorist organization Islamic State were nabbed by the police in Kannur. Police have also taken two of their friends into custody.
A police team led by Kannur DySP Sadanandan are questioning the three persons, who are natives of Chakkarakkal in Kannur. The three persons were deported from Turkey.
Chakkarakkal Mithalaj, Rashid and Rasaq were arrested by Valapattanam police. The three had visited Turkey several times. The three are friends of Kannur native Shahjahan who was nabbed earlier at Delhi airport when he was deported from Turkey.
The Turkish authorities had nabbed them when they were trying to enter Syria from Turkey. They were then deported to India.