- Intelligence sleuths conducted raid at the quarters of a woman officer of Kannur Central Jail
- The officers seized the laptop and mobile phone of the officer
- NIA busted the Kerala module of ISIS and arrested six persons from Kannur
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probing recruitment of Indian youth to Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist outfit conducted an examination at the quarters of Kannur Central Jail on Wednesday.
The investigation agency conducted the examination after they found that a lady officer allegedly had links with Yasmin, one of the six persons arrested from Kannur on 2 October, with suspected terror links. The sleuths took the mobile phone and laptop of the officer into custody.
The Islamic State (ISIS) militants are known for constantly being on the hunt for "brainwashing" gullible men and women. ISIS recruitment cell but pays special focus on trapping women and often encourages them to travel over to Syria and help in the cause of Allah by being ISIS brides.
The NIA and Intelligence Bureau (IB) officials had earlier busted the Kerala module of ISIS and arrested six persons from Kanakamala in Kannur.
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Following this several persons were arrested from different parts of the country and it was found that as many as 60 Indians, including 22 Keralites, have joined ISIS. The sleuths also found that it was Sajeer Mangalachari Abdullah, a Kozhikode native, who is the key recruiter who lured Indian youth to join Islamic State. He is believed to be in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.
Subahani Haja Moideen, a Thodupuzha native arrested from Coimbatore, said majority Indians who joined ISIS are based in Raqq city in Syria, the de-facto capital of the terrorist outfit. Moideen also claimed that he had met Paris bombers and had fought the battle with the militants in Istanbul.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:31 PM IST