NIA takes over probe into case of 21 missing youths from Kerala

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday took over the probe into 21 missing youths from Kerala, including women, who are suspected to have joined Islamic State.

Kerala police had meticulously investigated the case and identified at least 21 youths have gone missing from the state.

Among them 17 were from Kasaragod and four from Palakkad. They include four women and three children.

The probe so far has revealed that the 21 persons had left India in May to July this year and took separate routes to reach ISIS held areas. Sources said the Kerala police had finished its part of investigation and the case was transferred to the NIA for carrying out the probe overseas.

(Agencies)

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