A team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) has reached Colombo in connection with two Islamic State (IS) related cases being investigated by the agency.
The two-member team according to a report by news agency ANI, is in the Sri-Lankan capital to find out any possible links between the terrorist modules and the terrorists involved in the deadly Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka.
NIA had on 29 April arrested Riyas Aboobacker in connection with Kasargod IS terror module case. According to the investigating agency, Aboobacker was allegedly planning suicide attacks at international tourist destinations in Kerala. He was arrested from Palakkad.
In 2017, the NIA had registered a case against five people from Valapattanam in Kannur district for their alleged IS links. The investigation revealed Riyas’ link with the IS. According to NIA, Riyas revealed during interrogation that he was in contact with an absconder in the case Abdul Rashid Abdulla alias Abu Isa and was following his audio clips, in which he was heard instigating others to carry out attacks in India.