Pinarayi Vijayan says 42 linked to outfits, including Islamic State, suspected missing in five years

Thiruvananthapuram: Forty-two people linked with various organisations, including terror outfit Islamic State, were suspected to have gone missing from Kerala in last five years, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Tuesday.

File image of Pinarayi Vijayan. PTI

File image of Pinarayi Vijayan. PTI

There was no information about these missing people, Vijayan said in a written reply in the state Assembly, adding that all cases connected with Islamic State were probed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Vijayan also said that the state government did not receive any confirmation report from central agencies about the death of any of these missing persons.

The chief minister said since the LDF government came to power Kerala in May 2016, 281 cases connected with violence involving RSS activists have been registered.

He also informed the Assembly that six persons were killed in gangster attacks, while a total of 192 people were arrested in connection with attacks by thugs.

Published Date: Aug 08, 2017 22:13 PM | Updated Date: Aug 08, 2017 22:13 PM

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