ISIS Suspect Arrested From Thane


Mumbai: A joint team of Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and Kerala Police today arrested another ISIS suspect for influencing Kerala’s youth. Rizwan Khan was nabbed from Kalyan. This is the second arrest after Arshid Qureshi, who was associated with IRF Foundation of Zakir Naik, was nabbed from Navi Mumbai on Thursday. Terror suspect arrested from Thane has been sent to transit remand till July 25 by a Mumbai Court.

The Kerala Police has launched a probe after 21 persons from the state went missing. These people are suspected to have joined the ISIS. During the investigation one person complained that Zakir Naik through his aide Qureshi had radicalised his sister who along with her husband is suspected to have joined the ISIS.

Rizwan Khan’s arrest is connected to the same case. His name cropped up during the investigation, an officer with the Kerala Police told. The police are probing his role and are ascertaining if he had played a part in radicalising some people from Kerala or helped them reach their destination in Syria.