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Bihar mother, 5 years son en-route to Kabul to join ISIS held at IGI airport

A 28-year-old woman along with her five-year-old son, who was on her way to Kabul to join ISIS through one of the 21 missing Kerala youths, was arrested on Sunday morning at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.

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According to police, the lady, who hails from Bihar, was detained shortly before she was to board a flight to Kabul. It is suspected that some of them had fled the country to join ranks with the Islamic State.

After she panicked at the immigration desk, and started screaming at immigration officials for harassing her, Yasmeen was handed over to the Delhi Police’s special cell, and was then taken into custody by the Kerala police who had been on the lookout for her.

Yasmeen is a divorcee. She has been handed over to Delhi Police’s special cell and later taken into custody by a team from Kerala Police.

She has been sent to judicial custody by a Kerala court.

On Monday, Yasmeen was produced in a court in Kasaragod and charged under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and remanded in judicial custody.

Sources in Kerala Police alleged that Yasmeen, a divorcee, was linked to Abdul Rashid from Kasaragod, who is believed to be a key figure behind the departure last month of youths from the state.

Sources claimed that she had worked during 2013-2014 at the Kottakkal and Kollam campuses of Peace International School, which came on the radar of intelligence agencies due to its suspected links with some of the youths who had gone missing.

”Rashid used to send messages from Afghanistan to Yasmeen, who claimed to have been his first wife. Security agencies tracked this communication. Rashid invited her to join him to lead a true Islamic life. She had planned to reach Kabul as instructed by him,’’ said sources.

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