One of the 28 people who went to Syria from Kannur to join the Islamic State was killed after being shot in his right leg. DySP PP Sadanandan, who heads the Special Investigation Team which is probing the case of those who left Kannur to join IS in Syria, confirmed to TNM that Shajil was killed, after his wife, Hafsia, released an audio clip.
"We have examined the audio clip released by his wife, who is also in Syria. We have verified the voice and confirmed it. The clip says that Shajil was shot in his right leg and died. It was clear in the audio that he was killed, and that he was killed in the war," Sadanandan said.
Shajil's wife Hafsia and their two children are still in Syria.
In another headway, the investigating team confiscated the passports of the people who were arrested from Kannur for alleged links with IS. Among those, were two people whose passports had been sealed after they were sent back from Istanbul, while trying to enter Syria.
â€śIn total there are 28 persons who had gone to Syria from Kannur. In the FIR of the case, there were 15 people only, as the number of women and children who fled the state and who are currently in Syria have not been included,â€ť Sadanandan said.
Meanwhile, the National Investigation Agency has confirmed that the people from Kasargode who fled the country have joined the Islamic State in Nangarhar, Afghanistan.
The chargesheet the NIA filed against Yasmin Muhammed, who was arrested at Delhi airport while trying to leave for Kabul on August 1, 2016, states that some of the youth who are in Afghanistan are spreading messages in favour of the IS and are inviting others to join the outfit, the Times of India reported.
â€śInvestigation by the NIA has established that the first accused Abdul Rashid along with his wife Sonia Sebastian alias Ayisha had taken secret classes in support of IS and violent jihad as propagated by it, during the last part of Ramadan sometime in the month of July 2015,â€ť the chargesheet said.
In the chargesheet there are 15 persons who have been charged under section 120 (B) and sections 38, 39 and 40 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), the Times of India report says.