KOZHIKODE: Shajeer Managalasseri Abdulla, the suspected kingpin of the Islamic State (IS) module in Kerala, is a graduate from National Institute of Technology-Calicut (NITC). An expert in information technology, he completed BTech in civil engineering in 2002 and left for UAE in 2004 after he landed a job there.
The NIA(National Investigation Agency) said the accused were inspired by the IS and had assembled at a hilltop in Kannur to plan attacks against key politicians in Kerala and TN.
Six men, part of an Islamic State (IS)-inspired group, who were arrested from Kerala on October 2, have told their interrogators that though they closely followed controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik and another Kerala-based preacher, M.M Akbar, their speeches did not have much influence on them.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will soon take over the cases of missing Kerala youths, who are believed to have joined banned international terror group IS after the State police completed their investigation.
Official sources said the Kerala police have meticulously investigated the cases and identified at least 21 youths who have gone missing from the State. Among them 17 were from Kasaragod and four from Palakkad. They include four women and three children. Two women were among those missing from Palakkad.
The Kerala police have finished their part of investigation and the cases were now being transferred to the NIA for carrying out the probe overseas. The exercise will include collecting of evidence from foreign countries, the sources said.
August 3, 2016
An accused belonging to Popular Front of India Islamic outfit in the 2010 Kerala college professor T. J. Joseph
's hand-chopping case surrendered before a special NIA court here today. The court sent Sajil to judicial custody, NIA sources said, adding that they will seek his custody for interrogation.Sajil had been absconding since 2010 after the attack on Thodupuzha New Man College professor T J Joseph for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through a question paper he had set.