Rashid took classes on jihad; NIA to take over case soon
Kasargod: More evidence has surfaced linking certain persons from Kerala with the terrorist outfit Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The probe team has received secret statement that Trikaripur native Abdul Rashid, who is suspected to have lured as many as 21 persons from Palakkad and Kasargod districts to IS, had exhorted them to join jihad.
Rashid had taken classes on jihad and IS. He had collected copies of 'Dabiq', the official publication of IS, it has been found.
The NIA is likely to take over the probe into the case registered against Rashid and his second wife Yasmin, under sections of the UAPA, soon. The relatives of the 21 missing persons have received telegraphic message that all of them have reached Afghanistan.
The case was registered with Rashid as first accused after it was proved that he spread IS ideologies. He was booked under sections 38 and 39 of the UAPA for supporting a banned outfit. It had been proved that Rashid transferred money to Bihar native Yasmin online from Afghanistan. The police assume that she may have given Rashid necessary help using this money. Yasmin is currently in police custody for evidence collection and interrogation.
Abdul Rashid conducted classes on jihad last year for the men who are missing from Trikaripur, in the guise of Quran classes. They were held at the house of Ashfaq, one of the missing persons.
Rashid's all moves were secretive. He used browsers and search engines whose IP addresses are hard to identify from search history.