Kochi court sends IS suspects to 14-day police custody

Kochi (Kerala), July 25 : A Kochi Court on Monday sent two suspected Islamic State (ISIS) members, who were arrested in Mumbai for allegedly recruiting youths for the militant outfit, to 14-day police custody.

Arshi Qureshi and Rizwan Khan, arrested by the Kerala Police in assistance with the Maharashtra Police in two separate operations last week, are accused of radicalising youth of the state.

The duo was brought to Kochi on Sunday under tight security arrangements. They were arrested following a complaint by Abin Jacob, a native of Ernakulam. The issue came to light after reports that 21 youths went missing from Kerala and suspected to have joined the IS.