Patna, Aug 2: The arrest of Yasmeen Mohammad, a lady from Patna has thrown up vital clues regarding the 21 missing persons from Kerala suspected to have joined the ISIS. The 28-year-old woman from Patna, Bihar was detained by the Delhi Police on the ground that she was attempting to join the ISIS.
As per investigations, the woman was planning on flying to Kabul to meet with Kerala based Abdul Rashid who is said to have facilitated the departure of the 21 persons who had wanted to join the ISIS.
Investigations have shown that she was working at school in Kollam and Kottakkal. The institution has been under the scanner of the Intelligence agencies for radical preachings. Further it was also ascertained that she was in touch with Rashid over phone. Rashid who is said to be in Afghanistan conversed with her and these intercepts were tracked which finally led to her arrest.
On being questioned she said that she had wanted to leave India because should not practise Islam properly. "I wanted to live the life as per the Quran and that was not possible here," she also told the police.
She landed at the Delhi airport along with her five year old child. The police say that she is linked one Abdul Rashid of Kerala who is believed to have facilitated the departure of 21 from Kerala last month.
The Kerala police had issued a look out circular against her. The police say that she was to leave along with the 21 others. However, due to some hold up in her documents she was unable to do so. Upon landing at the Delhi airport, she was whisked away by immigration officials.
Later on she was handed over to the Delhi police who in turn alerted their counterparts in Kerala. She was then produced before a court in Kasargod, Kerala and charged under the provisions of the Unlawaful Activities (Prevention) Act or UAPA.