The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has detained two people on Saturday in Kochi. They have been arrested for planning criminal conspiracy within and outside India, in order to promote the objectives of the Islamic State(IS) and for joining and supporting the organisation.
One of the main accused is Abdul Rashid Abdulla. He is a resident of Kasaragod district and another accused was Yasmeen Mohammad Zahid, the resident of Sitamarhi district, Bihar. Both have been booked on Friday under sections 120-B and 125 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), besides sections 38, 39 and 40 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967.
The NIA probe has discovered that accused Abdul Rashid was the main traitor behind motivating youth, hailing from Kasaragod district to leave India along with their families in order to join the terrorist organisation.
According to officials, "Rashid had conducted classes at Kasaragod and other places in support of the terrorist organisation and its ideology of violent jihad. He motivated another set of 14 co-conspirators, including another arrested, accused Yasmeen Mohammed Zahid, to join the proscribed organisation and plan for Hijrah to the Caliphate announced by the ISIS."
The investigation has also unveiled that the planning had been in operation for the month of July 2015.
Zahid was caught at the New Delhi International Airport on July 30, 2016, while she was trying to leave India for Kabul, Afghanistan, along with her minor child. She had the intention of joining Abdul Rashid, in the area under the control of ISIS in Afghanistan.
According to the investigation carried by the agency, Rasheed had given funds for the terrorist organisation and transferred it to Yasmeen, who used it for her activities with the purpose of supporting the terrorist organisation.
BY M. DIVYA SRI