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Kannur: Two arrested for suspected links with IS

News Agencies | Updated on: 26 October 2017, 14:10 IST

Two men have been arrested for their suspected links with Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.

The arrests had been made after three people from Kannur, who were believed to have joined IS and left the country to undergo training in Syria, were arrested by the police here on 25 October.

The police said that the trio had gone to Turkey, stayed there for three to four months and were later nabbed by the Turkish authorities while trying to cross the border to Syria.

The Valapattanam police registered a case against them on charges of joining a banned terrorist organisation under Sections 38 and 39 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Earlier in July, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) operative Shajahan Velluva Kandy, a resident of Kannur in Kerala, was arrested from the Indira Gandhi International airport on his deportation by the Turksh authorities.

Kandy had gone to Turkey and Syria for carrying out terrorist activities after procuring an Indian passport with a fake name. 


First published: 26 October 2017, 14:10 IST