Seize property of Kerala youths who joined ISIS: NIA


July 5 : A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court has issued notice to revenue department to seize property of youths who left Kerala to join ISIS.

The National Investigation Agency also issued notices to Thrikkarippur village officer and directed to estimate assets of the accused. NIA court has asked the accused to be present in court by July 13.

A Special NIA Court had on March 24 awarded seven yeas’ rigorous imprisonment to Yasmeen Ahmed, a native of Bihar, for helping 15 youths of north Kerala to slip out the country and join extremist outfit Islamic State.She was arrested from Delhi international airport in July 2016 when she was about to leave the country with her minor son.

This was the first verdict in an IS-related case in the state.

The federal probe agency is probing into the disappearance of 22 persons including women and children from Kasaragod and Palakkad districts in May-June, 2016, who had allegedly joined the ISIS in Afghanistan. The case was registered by the Kerala Police and the NIA took over the probe later.

Yasmeen , a 30-year-old woman recruited about 15 persons including Abdul Rashid Abdullah from Padanna, Kasaragod.

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