Thiruvananthapuram: French investigation team reached Kerala on Wednesday to question the persons, who got arrested in connection with the Kanakamala ISIS case. Their intention is to question Jasim N K Subhani and Haja Moideen, who were arrested for their alleged link with ISIS in the Kanakamala case.

The investigation team had already found out that Subhani had undergone training abroad along with those who took part in 2015 Paris attack. Following this, the French team decided to fly to Kochi to question him and the co-accused.

The team from the French anti-terror agency would be in Kerala till Friday to interrogate Subhani Haja Moideen, a resident of Thodupuzha, at the Central jail in Thrissur district.

"The five-member team from a French anti-terror investigation agency met us at Kochi today," a top National Investigation Agency (NIA) official said.

He said the team arrived in the country after an NIA court in Kochi granted them permission to interrogate Subhani, currently lodged in Viyyur Central jail.

"They (the French team) will visit Thrissur and meet the accused Subhani at Viyyur Central Prison, as permitted by the court, from December 5 to 7," the official said.

The NIA probe revealed that Subhani knew the terrorists, who carried out the attack inside a theatre in Paris in 2015, killing over 100 people, but has feigned ignorance about the plot.

He was arrested from Tamil Nadu in 2016 in a crackdown by the NIA with the help of central security agencies and other state police, foiling designs of ISIS operatives to target some judges of Kerala and foreign tourists visiting the coastal state.

Subhani, picked up from Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu, was radicalised and recruited in ISIS through social media platforms. He left India for Istanbul from Chennai in April 2015 on the pretext of performing Umrah--Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca.

After reaching Istanbul, he had crossed over with other people from Pakistan and Afghanistan to Iraqi territory under the control of ISIS, officials said.

With PTI Inputs