The Kerala Police on Monday detained a Saudi Arabian national from a major shopping mall in Kochi while he was trying to make contact with a group of youngsters present there, the New Indian Express reported.
According to the police, it seems he was trying to convert them to Islam. He distributed his business cards to teenagers, asking them to interact with him on chat4truth.com, a website promoting Islamic evangelism.
A team led by City Police Commissioner Vijay Sakhare interrogated the person, whose whereabouts have not been disclosed.
The report said the police zeroed in on the person based on an intelligence input.“We’re verifying certain details of the person who is aged 49. No formal arrest has been recorded. We’ll be able to ascertain the purpose of his interaction with the youngsters at the mall only after a detailed interrogation,” an officer told the New Indian Express.
The Saudi national came to the city as a patient on a medical visa.“He reached the shopping mall in traditional Arab attire, approached youngsters and gave them cards. Initial probe revealed the card contained a link and address of a website which reportedly had certain content which has raised suspicion about the person’s activities,” an officer told the paper.
A journalist told Indus Scrolls that the alien used to target only Hindus and Christians and asked them to come on chat. Recently, a German woman who is suspected to be associated with Islamic extremists went missing after landing in Kerala on tourist visa.