The Kerala police have booked cases under Section 125 (waging war against an Asiatic Power that is in alliance with the government of India) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 18 (punishment for recruiting any person or persons for terrorist act) of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.
This is the second such incident being reported from Kerala in the past two months. The last case that was reported was that of a journalist who had left Kerala for Saudi Arabia. He is said to have left Saudi Arabia and joined the ISIS in Syria.
Falling out on ideology:
The inquiries that are being conducted by the Kerala police suggest that the 24 year old Rehman had a falling out with his father on issues of ideology. His father was opposed to the radical school of thought which his son prescribed to.
The son of a textile businessman, Rehman’s family has been in the UAE for nearly four decades. The family was based in Ras-al-Khaimah in the UAE. The intelligence bureau had been tracking his activity for several months now.
However one day he disappeared from the radar.
The incident comes in the backdrop of four persons being deported from the UAE for alleged ISIS links.
Four persons were deported two days back, but were let off after questioning. It is the questioning of one of these persons which led the Intelligence Bureau to finding out that Rehman may have left for Syria.