Another IS Terrorist Nabbed from Kerala

via Janmabhumi published on August 5, 2017

New Delhi: Recently arrested Keralite Shahjahan Velluvakandy, the ISIS operative has confessed to a plot hatched for assassinating BJP and VHP leaders of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The Jihadi who was nabbed in July, has given a statement pertaining to the same. According to police sources, Kerala stands in the forefront regarding ISIS recruitment.

 

Reports state that Shahjahan, a native of Kannur, has close links with ISIS bigwigs of Syria, Turkey etc, with the plot of assassination being hatched in Syria. Shahjahan, who tried entering Syria via Turkey with a fake passport, was deported from Turkey twice. He was appended by the Special Cell of Delhi Police after US intelligence agency CIA passed information about his arrival.

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    October 26, 2017 at 5:50 am

    NEW DELHI: After the fall of Islamic State’s de facto capital Raqqa last week, several countries, including India, are gearing up to the threat of return of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) which, security agencies say, should not be taken lightly.
    Counter-terrorism officials say several IS fighters of Indian origin, who had travelled to Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan before or after 2014 in groups or individually, will now try to return to India after the loss of territory by the dreaded terror outfit.
    The arrest of three IS suspects – Abdul Razk, Midilaj and MV Rashid, residents of Kerala, by police on Wednesday upon their return from Turkey is a sign that ISIS fighters are making attempts to return.
    The number of Indians in Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi-led terror outfit is a miniscule, a little over 100, as compared to the number of fighters from UK, France, Belgium or Russia, but the fact that they would be highly trained; capable of easily mingling with the local population; and may work as part of ‘sleeper cells’ or for ‘lone wolf’ attacks cannot be overlooked.
    We are hoping the the police will keep their eyes open & arrest these criminals or kill them as the CPM is in bed with Jihadis.

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