Tirur native arrested for IS links
Kochi: The Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) has arrested a youth belonging to Tirur in Malappuram district for establishing links with the militant group Islamic State.
Sources said he was taken into custody at Karipur airport on Monday. However, the agency has not disclosed more details.
The intelligence agencies had carried out a search in his residence near Tirur town.
The youth, who went to Middle East a few years ago, later moved to Syria and started working for the IS. His arrest was made amidst enquires are being conducted to trace five Keralites serving for the militant outfit.
When contacted, a senior police official said they have not received any information regarding the arrest.