Kerala: NIA unearths IS plot to kill Hindu leaders

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Kochi : In another crack down, the NIA has busted a module inspired by the Islamic State had planned on wreck havoc and kill Hindu leaders in Kerala. From last few days, Hindu leaders of RSS, BJP and other groups are targeted and killed in political violence.

The details were revealed by Moinudheen Parakadavath, a resident of Kasargod, who was held for allegedly helping 22 persons leave the country and join the IS in Afghanistan.

He confirmed that several Hindu leaders were under their radar. He gave a specific reference to an event held in Kochi last year where activist Rahul Easwar was the speaker.

The IS had issued a directive to its operatives to use unconventional weapons to strike at crowded places. The accused spoke of other plots to target Jewish shrines in Kerala as well. "We had planned on striking as many places as possible. The idea was to create fear and panic in the minds of the people, he told the NIA. He stated that some of the persons who had left for Afghanistan would return after they are trained.