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Terror suspect admits recruiting Kerala youths

October 27, 2008 14:18 IST

In a startling disclosure, the youth who was arrested in Kannur district of Kerala [Images] for acting as 'recruiting' agent to a Kashmir-based terrorist outfit has confessed that he was instrumental in handing over youths for terrorist operations.

Why Kerala youth are fighting in Kashmir

Faisal, who is lodged in the central prison in Kannur following his arrest on October 25, revealed that he had recruited a few hands from Kerala's Malabar region and taken them to places like Hyderabad where terrorist outfits held training camps, a senior police official said on Monday.

"We are yet to make a final assessment on how many persons got recruited by Faisal," Prince Abraham, member of the Special Squad investigating Kerala's links with terrorist outfits in Jammu and Kashmir [Images] told PTI.

The exact number of people handed over to the terrorist outfits would be clear only after detailed investigation, the senior police official said.
 
Faisal admitted that the local youth Mohammed Fayas (22) and Mohammed Fahis (24), who got killed in the army encounters in Kashmir earlier this month, were taken to Hyderabad on September 10 even as parents of Fahis had on Sunday informed the police that their son was found missing from that day.




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