Kerala ISIS case: ISIS recruiter Yasmeen Mohammed Zahid sent to 7 years jail

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 24, 2018, 07:14 AM(IST)

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NIA court in Kochi has sentenced ISIS recruiter Yasmeen Mohammed Zahid to 7 years imprisonment in connection with the missing people from Kerala.

The people missing from the state travelled to Afghanistan.

Also read: About 100 Keralites suspected to have joined Islamic State: Kerala Police

The court has awarded the sentence of 7 years under Section 125 and 7 years under section 38, 39 and 40 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). A fine of Rs 25,000 has also been imposed on the accused.

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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.

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