A five-member team from a French
investigation agency Wednesday reached here to interrogate an alleged Islamic State terror operative in connection with the 2015 Paris blasts, and held discussions with the NIA, which will facilitate the three-day questioning session at a jail in Kerala.
He said the team arrived in the country after an NIA court in Kochi granted them permission to interrogate Subahani, currently lodged in Viyyur Central jail.
The NIA probe revealed that Subahani knew the terrorists who carried out the attack inside a theatre in Paris in 2015, killing over 100 people, but has feigned ignorance about the plot.
He was arrested from Tamil Nadu in 2016 in a crackdown by the NIA with the help of central security agencies and other state police, foiling designs of ISIS operatives to target some judges of Kerala and foreign tourists visiting the coastal state.
Subahani, picked up from Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu, was radicalised and recruited in ISIS through social media platforms. He left India for Istanbul from Chennai in April 2015 on the pretext of performing Umrah--Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca.
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