Top
Begin typing your search above and press return to search.
keyboard_arrow_down
Login
exit_to_app
Farmer rage and Opposition parties
access_time 19 Sep 2020 6:51 AM GMT
access_time 19 Sep 2020 3:50 AM GMT
Going beyond birthday celebration
access_time 18 Sep 2020 6:05 AM GMT
Periyar@142-Revolutionary and Visionary
access_time 17 Sep 2020 11:57 AM GMT
The word of caution from the highest court
access_time 17 Sep 2020 6:31 AM GMT
access_time 16 Sep 2020 5:58 AM GMT
DEEP READAll arrow_drop_down
The ogres in the mind
access_time 8 Sep 2020 11:27 AM GMT
Why worry about populism?
access_time 4 Sep 2020 9:51 AM GMT
Media mind-set towards minorities
access_time 15 July 2020 4:29 PM GMT
exit_to_app
Homechevron_rightKeralachevron_rightNIA court sends to...

NIA court sends to jail man held for 'conspiring' to launch suicide attack

text_fields
bookmark_border
NIA court sends to jail man held for conspiring to launch suicide attack
cancel

Kochi: A court here Tuesday remanded to judicial custody till May 29 a man arrested by the National Investigation Agency on the charge of conspiring to carry out a suicide attack in Kerala.

The NIA court remanded Palakkad-based Riyas A, 29, also known as Riyas Aboobacker allegedly a follower of Sri Lankan Easter bombing mastermind Zahran Hashim, when he was produced by the agency.

It posted to May 6 an application filed by the NIA seeking five-day custody of Riyas, who was arrested Monday after he was picked up on Sunday in connection with an ISIS module case.

According to the NIA, during interrogation soon after he was taken into custody, Riyas had disclosed that he had been following speeches and videos of Hashim for more than a year.

He also allegedly followed the speeches of controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik.

He admitted that he wanted to carry out a suicide attack in Kerala, an NIA spokesperson said Monday.

Riyas had also disclosed he had been in online contact with absconding accused Abdul Rashid Abdulla, aka Abu Isa, for a long time and has been following his audio clips, including the clip which he had circulated on social media, instigating others to carry out terror attacks in India.

He revealed he was also chatted online with Abdul Khayoom, aka Abu Khalid, (accused in Valapattanam ISIS case) who was believed to be in Syria.

The NIA had earlier received inputs that a group of four people has been in contact with some of the accused, including Abdul Rashid, Ashfaq Majeed and Abdul Khayoom, who had already migrated to Afghanistan and Syria.

After verification, the NIA carried out searches at three places (two in Kasaragod and one in Palakkad District) on Sunday.

Three group members were interrogated for their ISIS links and their plans.

The Kasargod ISIS module case was registered in July 2016 following the disappearance of 15 youths from Kasargod and their subsequent migration to ISIS (14 people to Afghanistan and one person to Syria).

Show Full Article
TAGS:
Next Story