NIA arrests Kerala youth in connection with probe into Islamic State module
The National Investigation Agency on Wednesday arrested Mouinudheen Parakadavath, a Kerala resident, in connection with its probe regarding an alleged Islamic State module.india Updated: Mar 08, 2017 18:36 IST
The National Investigation Agency on Wednesday arrested Mouinudheen Parakadavath, a Kerala resident, in connection with its probe regarding an alleged Islamic State module.
Mouinudheen, wanted by the NIA, arrived at the IGI Airport in Delhi on February 14 from Abu Dhabi, the agency said in a statement.
The 25-year-old, a resident of Kasaragod, was summoned for questioning at the agency’s headquarters on Tuesday, the NIA said.
“During his examination, he admitted to his involvement in the conspiracy and therefore, he has been arrested at NIA headquarters,” it said
The NIA said the case relates to a terror module in which a group of youngsters from Kerala including some members based in the Middle-East hatched a conspiracy under the instructions from their online ISIS handlers.
It said on October 2, 2016, based on the intelligence inputs, five accused associated with this terror module, were arrested from Kanakmala Hill in Kannur district, Kerala and another associate was arrested from Calicut the same day.
“Based on their revelation, it was established that Mouinudheen was a key figure in the module, which was actively planning various aspects of terrorist plot, on a Telegram group,” NIA said.
It alleged Mouinudheen was using the online identity Abu-Al-Indonesi as well as Ibn Abdullah on the telegram group.
“It was also revealed by the arrested persons that Mouinudheen had sent funds from Abu Dhabi to members of the terrorist module in Kerala, through Western Union Money Transfer last year,” it said.
First Published: Feb 15, 2017 23:14 IST