Surat: Gujarat ATS arrested two suspected ISIS terrorists from Surat who were planning terror attack in the state during the upcoming Gujarat assembly elections. The duo have been identified as Qasim and Obaid who were in touch with ISIS through social media. They even conducted recce at some religious places in the state.
They have been inspired by terrorist Abdul al-Fazal and were planning to flee the country after executing their plan. Meanwhile, Kerala police too have arrested three youngsters for their suspected links with ISIS. The arrested were K C Mithilaj, K V Abdul Rasaq, AV Rasheed all in their early twenties. All three were natives of Valapattanam, who returned from Turkey a few days ago.
According to police, all three received training in Istanbul and were trying to sneak into Syria. However, this bid was foiled by the Turkish Special Forces and were deported to India.
All three were under police surveillance since they returned from Turkey. Some intelligence sources also hinted that two more people were detained by the local police. The investigation is currently coordinated by Kannur DY SP.
In 2016, five men were arrested from Kanakamala in Kannur by NIA while they were allegedly conspiring a terror plot. In June same year, a group of 21 people who went missing from Kerala were reported to have joined ISIS in Syria and Afghanistan.