IS links: case filed against Kozhikode native
Kozhikode: The first FIR in connection with terrorist group Islamic State (IS) has been registered in the state. The Karipur police have taken case against Kozhikode native Riyab Ul Rehman.
The information about Riyab Ul Rehman, who went missing from his workplace at Ras al-Khaimah in the UAE months ago, was given to the Kerala police by the UAE police. He is said to be in Syria now.
Four youths were taken into custody the other day for their suspected links with Riyab Ul Rehman, when they arrived at Thiruvananthapuram, Karipur airports. Two of them landed at the Thiruvananthapuram airport on Tuesday morning in Etihad flight. The other two, Kozhikode native Riyas Ali (40) and Malappuram native Salim (28), arrived at the Karipur airport. Their IS links were not confirmed in the interrogation.
Kollam native Anas (22) and Punalur native Aromal Sadanandan (24) were taken into custody in Thiruvananthapuram. They had been deported from Abu Dhabi for their suspected IS links.