Suspected links with IS: NIA arrests 2 women from Kannur

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Kannur: In an important development, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday arrested two women over suspected links with Islamic State from Kerala’s Kannur. They have been identified as Shifa Haris and Mizha Siddique.

According to the NIA officials, both were allegedly involved in propagating ISIS ideology on social media by creating a group called ‘Chronicle Foundation’.

Reportedly, NIA nabbed them after an investigation for more than six months. NIA claims that a 7-member gang has been propagating ISIS ideology. Earlier, a person named Musad Anwar was arrested by NIA. Similarly, on August 5, another person called Amir Abdul Rahman was also arrested from Mangaluru.

NIA has arrested the women based on the hints received from Rahman. The women were under the radar of NIA since last March.

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