On 22 July, Arshid Qureshi, an employee of Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation was apprehended by a joint team of Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad and Kerala Police, for allegedly forcing Kerala youth to convert to Islam, and instigating them to join ranks with the Islamic State. He was nabbed from Navi Mumbai.
A case under IPC sections 120 B (criminal conspiracy) and 153 A (promoting enmity between groups) as well as under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act was registered in Kochi.
He was produced before the Belapur court in Navi Mumbai which granted Kerala Police his transit remand till 25 July.
Kerala Police will now produce him in a court in Kochi. Twenty one youth from Kerala had gone missing earlier this month, and are suspected to have joined ISIS.