Kozhikode: A team from the state unit of the National Investigation Team reached Hyderabad on Wednesday to investigate the disappearance of Kerala youths who have reportedly joined the IS camps.
The team headed by NIA SP Rahul Nair will check whether any of the youths had maintained links with the Hyderabad IS module, according to sources.
The NIA had arrested IS Hyderabad module chief Nimathullah Hussaini alias Yasir alias Abu Darda, 42, resident of Moghalpura, on Tuesday.
The sleuths had busted the IS terror module on June 29. The NIA has been perusing the call records from the cellphones used by the youths before they vanished into unidentified zones. The special team probing the missing of 17 persons in Kasargod had handed over details of the phone calls made by Dr Ijas Rahman, his wife Rifaila, Hafeezuddin and others to the state cyber cell.
Another NIA team is probing the antecedents of the missing youths from Malabar and the links they have maintained. With many sleeper cells of Indian Mujahideen and Students Islamic Movement of India operating in the state, NIA sleuths are verifying whether any of the youngsters were in touch with the terror modules already on the NIA radar in the state.
Meanwhile, the 20-member special investigation team formed by the state police to locate the missing youths from Kasargod has started its work. Headed by Kanhangad DySP K.K. Sunil Babu, the team is trying to find out the local connections of the missing persons....