Kerala Police arrest two more in Kannur for having links to Islamic State

Two more persons suspected of having links to the terror group Islamic State were arrested, police said.

PTI October 26, 2017 15:08:18 IST
Kerala Police arrest two more in Kannur for having links to Islamic State

Kannur: Two more persons suspected of having links to the terror group Islamic State were arrested, police said.

With Thursday's arrest, the number of persons apprehended in this connection so far rose to five.

Thalassery natives Hamza aka Taliban Hamza and Manaf were picked up Thursday morning, Kannur district Deputy Superintendent of Police PP Sadananandan said.

"Hamza, who has strong connections with the terror outfits's high command, was behind the recruitment of youths from the state for Islamic State... He had worked in Gulf countries for more than 20 years," he said.

About six months ago, Manaf was prevented by authorities at Mangalore airport from leaving the country, the official said.

All the five suspects were put under surveillance for the last months, he said.

The accused have been charged under sections 38 and 39 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. They will be produced before the Thalassery Sessions court later in the day, he added.

Three men hailing from Chakkarakkal and Valappattinam in the district were arrested on Wednesday, police said.

The National Investigation Agency has been probing cases of disappearance of at least 21 people who had left Kerala under mysterious circumstances over a period of time and are suspected to have joined the Islamic State.

Among them, 17 were from Kasaragod and four from Palakkad.

They include four women and three children.

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