Two persons arrested from Mumbai for suspected links to the missing case of 21 Kerala youngsters were brought to Kochi on Sunday. A special investigation team will interrogate them in Kerala till Monday.
They were arrested after a combined operation by the Maharashtra ATS and Kerala Police. Rizwan Khan, who was arrested on Saturday and Arshi Qureshi, associated with controversial preacher Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation from Navi Mumbai were nabbed by police for their alleged links with Islamic state.
Qureshi was arrested earlier this week.
The enquiry was based on the complaint filed by the brother of a missing young woman Merin aka Mariam. UAPA was slapped in the case and the complaint says Merin was forcefully converted.
Both Qureshi and Khan were arrested based on Merin’s brother’s complaint.
The case was registered days after at least 21 youths from Kerala were reported missing and suspected to have joined the ISIS. A local court in Navi Mumbai had granted Kerala Police Qureshi's transit remand till July 25.
Naik, a city-based televangelist who also runs Peace TV, has been under the scanner of various agencies after one of the attackers involved in the Dhaka terror strike posted that he had been influenced by the preacher.