Bengaluru: Yet another alleged sympathiser and recruiter of ISIS - the banned global terror organisation - from Bhatkal in coastal Karnataka was held on Tuesday evening in a covert operation by the Central enforcement agencies at Pune airport minutes before he was to board a flight to Dubai.
Ismail Musab Abdul Rawoof (34), a resident of Darul Zakwan, Ayesha Masjid compound, Aminuddin road, Bhatkal, who was being shadowed by the Intelligence Bureau and NIA for several months was detained on Tuesday at the Pune airport even as he was trying to reportedly flee the country. “Rawoof was under surveillance from the time the NIA had arrested around 25 alleged ISIS sympathisers/ recruiters early this year,” a source said.
“He is central to the NIA investigation in the infiltration of the terror organisation in India,” an official source told this newspaper. Rawoof is being interrogated by various agencies at an undisclosed place. Maximum number of ISIS related arrests have taken place from Karnataka, which is a growing concern for threat to internal security.
Rawoof is the ninth alleged ISIS sympathiser/recruiter from Karnataka, who has been arrested by the NIA. 25 such arrests have been made across the country so far....