A 29-year-old woman was arrested on Sunday from New Delhi for her alleged connection to the Kerala youngsters who went missing from the country between May and June of this year.
Investigating Officer DySP Sunil Babu told The News Minute that Yasmin Ahmed, a native of Bihar, was arrested after investigations revealed that she was Abdul Rashid's second wife. Rashid, one of those missing from Kasargod district, is believed to have been instrumental in planning and executing the process by which the 20 others left the country.
The police suspect that Yasmin was also involved in the entire operation.
Yasmin was brought to Kasargod on Monday evening by a team of two officers, including Kanhangad DySP Sunil Babu.
The Hosdurg First Class Judicial Magistrate then remanded Yasmin to 12 days of judicial custody. She has been charged under various sections of UAPA.
Sunil Babu told TNM that Yasmin was taken into custody at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi when she was attempting to leave the country for Kabul along with her 4-year-old son. She told the police that she was travelling to a place where true Islam is practiced.
According to the police, Yasmin spent nearly two years in Malappuram district and taught English at the Peace School there.
“That is how she knew Rashid, who also worked at the organisation. Yasmin left Kerala four months ago, to live in New Delhi,” the DySP said.