Paris attack: French police in Kerala to interrogate Malayali
Kochi: A team of French police arrived in Kerala to interrogate Thodupuzha native Subahani Haja Moideen, who is suspected to have received ISIS armed training. French police team will interrogate Subahani at Viyyur central prison on Wednesday.
The team has come to interrogate Subahani Haja Moideen, Kerala intelligence chief T.K. Vinod Kumar said. "Moideen is understood to have been laterally involved with the accused in the Paris attack" that left 130 dead.
"May be the French team is here to get more details," said Kumar. According to sources, the team arrived here late on Tuesday and has left for Thrissur jail, where Moideen is housed. The Kerala Police have no involvement in this, as this case is being handled here by the NIA," he said.
NIA had found out that Subahani received armed training along with Salah Abdul Salam who was caught in connection with the Paris attack case. The interrogation will take place with the help of NIA in connection with the 2015 Paris terrorist attack in which 130 were killed.
It is for the first time that a European investigating agency is interrogating a prisoner in India relating to a terrorist attack in a foreign country. The French police is staying in India for three days to investigate into the Paris terrorist attack case.
It is learnt that the officials of the French consulate also will accompany them. Subahani may be interrogated till Friday. Subahani has been lodged in jail as a trial prisoner after being arrested for convening a secret meeting at Kannur Kanakamala and plotting to execute terrorist attacks in various districts of Kerala.
The NIA has said that Subahani received armed training with Abdul Hameed and Muhammed Usman also in Paris attack. Subahani planned to return to India after witnessing a co-fighter being burnt alive at the war front in Syria.
When the terrorist group came to know about the same, they imprisoned Subahani. Later, they released him on condition that he would continue terrorist activities even after reaching India, NIA informed.
(With inputs from IANS)