IS links: NIA on the lookout for two more Keralites
Kochi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is on the look out for two more keralites for suspected links with terrorist organization Islamic State (IS).
The search is on for the youths who are natives of Kollengode in Palakkad and Vembayam in Thiruvananthapuram.
The NIA has received information that both of them are abroad. The agency has found that the duo had close connections with Kozhikode native Sajeer Abdulla, who is suspected to have played the key role in the recruitment of youths to IS.
NIA has also got evidence that the group, which planned to conduct attacks in different parts of the state, used 'Telegram messenger' app for communication. There were 15 members in the group. Among this, six persons were caught from Kanakamala, NIA said.
The NIA team who had gone to Delhi for investigation purpose along with Subahani, one of the accused in the case, reached Kochi on Friday.
There are reports that the agency has got crucial evidence from Subahani. According to Subahani's statement, the recent setbacks received by terrorist organizations in Iraq and other countries prompted the Keralites to return to their native state. The custodial period of Subahani will end on Saturday.
It has been found that attempts to bring some LTTE sympathisers into IS were made. The IS members aimed to get those people who left LTTE during its final years.
The investigation team has received information that the IS conducted special type of recruitments by enticing the people who wanted to join a new camp.