ISIS Kerala module case: NIA arrests Islamic State operative in joint operation with Karnataka police

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ISIS Kerala module case: NIA arrests Islamic State operative in joint operation with Karnataka police
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 In a major breakthrough in the ISIS Kerala module case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested an Islamic State operative in a joint operation with the Karnataka police, the agency said on Monday.

“Mundadiguttu Sadananda Marla Deepthi Marlah alias Maryam, an ISIS operative, has been arrested in a joint operation with Karnataka Police,” ANI quoted NIA as saying. Maryam is the daughter-in-law of B M Basha, son of former Ullal MLA late B M Idinabba. She was held after the NIA raided the house of Basha earlier in the day following her suspected ISIS links.

Maryam is the wife of Anas Abdul Rahiman, a resident of Mangalore, and is connected with the investigation of the ISIS Kerala module case. 

The case pertains to terrorist activities of one Mohammed Ameen aka Abu Yahya of Kerala and his associates, who have been allegedly running various ISIS propaganda channels on different social media platforms for propagating ISIS ideology and recruiting new members.

In August this year, the NIA had arrested four ISIS operatives after the searches were conducted at five locations in Jammu and Kashmir, and Karnataka in connection with terror activities of a group propagating the violent ideology of Islamic terrorist organisation.

The NIA had also seized several digital devices, including laptops, mobile phones, hard disk drives, pen drives, multiple SIM cards of different service providers, and incriminating documents during the searches, an NIA official had said.

During the investigation, it was revealed that Ameen had visited Kashmir in March 2020, for Hijrah (a religious migration) and raised funds in association with Kashmir-based accused Mohammad Waqar Lone aka Wilson Kashmiri, and his associates.

The NIA official had also stated that Ameen and his associates were also radicalising gullible Muslim youths for joining Jihad and unlawful activities in India, and had been successful in expanding the network in Kashmir and part of Kerala and Karnataka.

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