The National Investigation Agency found information pertaining to activities of the Islamic State in Kashmir on the phone of Riyas Aboobacker. The NIA is analysing the information found on the mobile phone and have applied for custody of the accused.
Thiruvananthapuram: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has recovered information related to Islamic State (IS) activities in Kashmir from a man who was allegedly planning suicide attacks in Kerala.
The NIA found the information on the phone of the accused, Riyas Aboobacker. According to sources, the NIA who are analysing the information may apply for Riyas’ custody again to investigate the case further.
The NIA had recently filed a petition in court opposing Riyas’ plea. It is alleged that Riyas had been following speeches and videos of the mastermind of the Sri Lankan blasts Zahran Hashim for nearly a year.
The National Investigation Agency arrested a Palakkad native, for allegedly planning a suicide bombing on April 29. The accused, Aboobacker Siddique, confirmed the NIA’s suspicion when he confessed that he intended to carry out a suicide bombing in Kerala.
On April 28, the NIA had conducted a raid at Siddique's house in Palakkad and Ahamed Arafat's house in Kasaragod.
The NIA special court will consider the plea of BA Aloor, who has filed a bail petition for Riyas. Aloor states that the original case in which Riyas was arraigned was registered in 2016 and that he had no links with the persons who left for Syria and Afghanistan to join the IS. The court will hear the plea on Wednesday.
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