Hyderabad: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials “examined” a few persons from the city for their alleged involvement in a Dubai-based ISIS module case.
Sources said that at least two youngsters, one from Shaheennagar area on the outskirts of the city and another from Mehdipatnam, were questioned by the agency on Tuesday. Names of both the persons figure in a case registered in 2016 by the NIA. Reports suggest that six persons were questioned by the agency. However, officials did not confirm it.
The NIA sleuths on Tuesday had summoned Khadeer, a student from Shaheen-nagar area of Pahadi-shareef, and reportedly another youngster from Mehdipatnam area for questioning. Searches were conducted at the house of Khadeer in the presence of his father Khudoos, while the officials simultaneously conducted searches at the houses of their relatives in different parts of the city.
Teams from Karnataka and Maharashtra police are reportedly assisting the NIA in the probe. Reports said that the agency received fresh leads in the Abu Dhabi module busted in January 2016 following the arrest and deportation of three Indians from the UAE: Adnan Hussain from Karnataka, Mohammed Farhan from Maharashtra and Sheikh Azhar Al Islam from Kashmir.
The records show they were accused by the NIA of being “involved in a conspiracy to identify, radicalise, recruit and train Indian citizens located both in India and other countries for planning and executing terrorist attacks in India and in other countries”.
Meanwhile, Khudoos, the father of a 19-year-old from Pahadishareef area, said that the family has been talking to their relatives living in Pakistan for several decades. “There is a marriage in our family in Pakistan and we intend to go there to attend it. We talk to them over phone and this might have given rise to suspicion. My son moves around various mosques selling religious books,” he said....