An audio clip of the Islamic State which called on for attacks on the Kumbh Mela and Thrissur Pooram is under examination by the National Investigation Agency. The clip running into 10 minutes was recorded by Rashid Abdullah, the head of the Karsargod module of the ISIS also suggests various ways to carry out attacks.
This is not the for the first time that Abdullah has recorded such a clip. Rashid had come under the scanner of the Intelligence Bureau and National Investigation Agency after scores of people left for Afghanistan to join the ISIS. Rashid is believed to be the facilitator, IB sources say.
In an earlier clip, Rahid had said that those who performed hijra to an ISIS controlled territory were leading a comfortable life.
He further says that those who cannot do the hijra should carry out jihad or contribute their wealth to support the cause.