Thiruvananthapuram/Kollam May 3 (GCCurrentAffairs) Following intelligence reports that ISIS is planning to carryout terrorist attack in Kerala, a car carrying a sticker of Al- Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was killed in Pakistan by US security forces, has been seized from Kollam city on Thursday.
Police seized the car after receiving a tip off from a passenger that a private car with West Bengal registration number WB 6-8451 was moving in the city, sources said.
The passenger also took the photo of the car in his mobile phone and sent it to Iravipuram Police who seized the car and found that the name and sticker of Bin Laden was affixed on it.
The car driver told the police that he hired it for a wedding purpose from Nazar (22) hailing from Mundakkal near Pallimukku in Thiruvananthapuram.
Later, police summoned the car owner Nazar who said he bought the car from West Bengal a year ago. However, the sticker was affixed a few days ago, he added. Later, they were released on bail.
It has also been found that the car was not issued NOC by the Transport department authorities.
Earlier, National Investigation Agency (NIA) had arrested a 29-year-old resident of Palakkad for allegedly planning a suicide attack in Kerala.
NIA arrested Riyas A, who shared the videos and speeches of the mastermind of the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka, Zahran Hashim.
The NIA was also probing a case filed in July 2016 following the missing of 15 youths from Kasaragod district.
It was later confirmed that the 15 youths joined in ISIS.