Kerala youth arrested for Islamic State links
New Delhi, Feb 16: The National Investigation Agency has arrested Mouinudheen Parakadavath, a resident of Kasargod in Kerala for his alleged links with an Islamic State module. He was arrested by NIA officials at Delhi as he landed from Abu Dhabi.
The case relates to a terror module in which a group of youths from Kerala including some members based in the Middle-East, hatched a conspiracy as per the instructions from their online IS handlers.
On October 2, 2016, based on intelligence inputs, five accused, associated with this terror module, were arrested from Kanakmala Hill in Kannoor 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. Mouinudheen was using the online identity Abu-Al-Indonesi as well as Ibn Abdullah, on the 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, for the purpose of the conspiracy, through Western Union Money Transfer last year.