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NIA gets custody of six suspected Islamic State activists in Kerala

Kochi: A National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Monday sent six youths — suspected to be activists of Islamic State — to the NIA's custody till 14 October.

These youths — all aged below 30 — were arrested from north Kerala on Sunday.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

The National Investigating Agency told the court that these young men were part of a 10-member group.

One of them had returned from Qatar 10 days ago. His wife and sister denied he had anything to do with the IS terror outfit.

The relatives and friends of the other accused too expressed surprise over the development.

On Sunday, the NIA said it had busted a terror module with the arrest of the six persons who were accused of conspiring to execute terror acts.

The investigating agency had registered a case at its Kochi branch under law provisions dealing with criminal conspiracy, waging or attempting to wage war against the government etc., and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Published Date: Oct 03, 2016 18:18 PM | Updated Date: Oct 03, 2016 18:18 PM

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