Arrested youth has no IS links

It is the proverbial situation of the roaring mountain giving birth to a mouse.

The other day, a team from the Ernakulam Rural police took a 25-year-old into custody from Uttar Pradesh on the suspicion of him having links with the Islamic State (IS). The action followed a complaint by the youth’s wife, a native of Thrikkarippur in Kasaragod, with the Aluva police that her husband had been working for the outlawed outfit.

Taking a serious note of the issue, a police team was soon despatched to Uttar Pradesh to trace the suspect, identified as Ahlad aka Imran. And the team, with the help of the local police in UP, took Ahlad into custody on his arrival at the Musafir Nagar railway station and brought him to Aluva late on Saturday.

‘‘The youth was subjected to intense interrogation by various State and Central agencies continuously for several hours. However, we could find no evidence linking him to any of the outlawed organisations,’’ said K.G. Babu Kumar, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Aluva.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the youth had married the woman about eight months ago. The woman had come to Aluva in search of Alhad and found him staying in a lodge here. Soon an argument broke out between the two following which, Alhad allegedly beat up the woman. In a fit of rage, she filed a false complaint on his terror links, officials said.

Meanwhile, the police opened a First Information Report (FIR) against him under IPC Sections 341, 294(B), 506 and 327 for assaulting the woman during an altercation a couple of days ago.

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