Suspects not on Telangana cops' radar

Rise of ISIS suspects is a huge threat to Hyderabad, say officials.

Hyderabad: The four terror suspects picked up by the National Investigation Agency were not on the radar of TS intelligence agencies indicating a new crop of ISIS suspects, reveal officials. ISIS is a huge threat to Hyderabad say officials as the number of suspects are growing.

A top anti-terror agency official of TS police said, “There are at least 35 IS suspects on our radar. But these four have come for the first time. It was suspected earlier some of Indian Mujahideen absconding operatives are joining the ISIS. One Mudabbir Mushtaq Shaikh @ Abu Musab of Mumbai is the local head of this group. The top level handler is suspected to be former Indian Mujahideen identified as Yousuf.”

The ISIS terror suspects arrested in Hyderabad and other parts of the country have formed a group called ‘Janood-Ul-Kh-alifa-E Hind” (Army of Caliph of India). Mutt-abir Mustaq is a member of the group along with the two arrested Mohammed Nafees Khan and Mohammed Shareef Moinudding Khan from Hyderabad. The accused also received money through hawala and purchased several cell phones. Shareef Mohinuddin resides Tolichowki.

Meanwhile, the other terror suspect who was in custody of the NIA identified as Mohammed Obaidullah Khan runs a computer point at Toli-chowki. Intelligence agencies had earlier identified three of the terror suspects from city.

They were actually fighting for ISIS in Syria. “Apart from those already arrested and deported like Salman Mohinu-ddin and Nicky Joseph and those who were co-unselled recently the terror trio cousins were ar-rested when they tried to go back,” said an official.

11-09-2014: As many as 15 students including a girl from Hyderabad were apprehended in West Bengal for allegedly trying to cross the border to join the ISIS. They were given counselling by city police and freed as they have no previous criminal history.

15-01-2015: Salman Mohiuddin, 32, was arrested at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport while he was trying to catch a flight to Dubai and intended to go to Syria via Turkey. He met one Nicole Joseph alias Nikki Joseph alias Asfa Jabeen over Facebook and as per his directions Mohiuddin readied to join the ISIS.

03-05-2015: An MS student in the US, Hafeez from Manchiriel of Adilabad district, has joined the ISIS and was killed during an exchange of fire between ISIS terrorists and the Syrian Army.

11-09-2015: Nicky Joseph alias Asfa Jabeen, 38, was from a Hyderabadi Muslim family and married to a Hindu real estate dealer. She was settled in Dubai and was acting as an alleged recruiter for IS. She was caught while being deported from Abu Dhabi at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.

26-12-2015: Three missing youths from Hyderabad — Faruqui Hussaini, Abdul Basit and Mohammad Hussain — were apprehended by the Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Maharashtra. The three were found as the same who tried to cross border at Kolkata for joining the ISIS in 2014. Police has detained them under Unlawful Activities Act.

22-01-2016: Two youths from Hyderabad were nabbed by NIA teams during searches and raids in six cities across the country. Based on the inputs received from Central agencies and ATS Maharashtra, the NIA conducted raids. 24-year-old Mohammad Nafees Khan alias Fatima Khan alias Abu Zarrar alias Akram and Mohammad Shareef Moinuddin Khan, 54 were arrested by the teams.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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