Kerala: NIA registers case against 5 for alleged IS links

The Kerala police had in November suspected that about 100 Keralites have joined the Islamic State. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 17, 2017, 05.10 AM (IST)

The National Investigation Agency registered a case against five people in Kerala for their alleged links to the IS.

The case was registered under sections 38 and 39 of the Unlawful Activities(Prevention) Act. A person is charged under the aforementioned section if he is found to be having a link with a terrorist organisation with an intention to expand its activities in the country. 

The case was registered against the suspects in Kochi on Saturday. 

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The Kerala police had in November alleged that about 100 Keralites have joined the Islamic State. 

The police based its arguments on the basis of evidence collected from 300 voice clips and messages from Whatsapp, telegram messaging applications and other social media platforms, PTI reported.

NIA is investigating the cases of people disappearing in Kerala. These people had left Kerala under mysterious circumstances and are suspected to have joined the ISIS.