Three youths with suspected links with Islamic State (IS) were picked up by NIA on Wednesday and are being questioned to probe their alleged association with another suspect arrested from Kannur in Kerala. The NIA had already questioned 13 youths, residing in and around G M Nagar in South Ukkadam in the city during the last 10 days on their reported links with Abu Basheer, one of the six arrested from Kannur earlier this month for being part of an ISIS inspired module who allegedly conspired to carry out terrorist acts.
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They were in the Facebook and telephone contact list of Basheer. Laptops, mobile phones and some electronic gadgets were also and seized from them.