Kerala IS Suspect Headed For Syria Arrested In DelhiIS militants

A resident of Kerala’s Kannur district with suspected Islamic State (IS) links has been arrested by Delhi Police following an intelligence tip-off.

Thirty-two-old Shahjahan Velluva Kandy was arrested by the Delhi Police’s Special Cell from IGI airport after the Indian intelligence agencies received an input from CIA on June 30.

Kandy, who was planning to enter Syria through Turkey supposedly for the second time, was deported by Turkey police for travelling with a fake passport. In February, he went to Turkey from Chennai, also with a fake passport in the name of Mohammed Ismail Mohideen.

His links with IS was established after the Special Cell found hundreds of telegram IDs of IS sympathisers on Kandy’s mobile phone. The police are also looking for the travel agents who helped Kandy get fake passports. A team has been sent to Tamil Nadu to nab the agents.

Kandy was arrested at IGI a week ago. Police said he was accompanied by another man.

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