Hyderabad: Alleged ISIS sympathiser Abdul Basith, 24, along with Abdul Khadeer, 19, who was arrested by the National Investigation Agency earlier this month, had taken away some money meant for business and left his house last month end, according to sources. He was taken to New Delhi. The agency claimed the duo was trying to revive an ISIS module busted by the agency in 2016.
Basith was earlier questioned by the NIA when the Abu Dhabi ISIS module surfaced in 2016. Three others were arrested in the case. Two cases are registered against Basith by the state police too, while one was reportedly closed recently.
According to sources, after Basith a, resident of Hafeezbabanagar, went missing, his family members waited for a couple of days in hope of his return. When he did not return, his family informed the Chandrayangutta police who registered a missing person case and alerted higher-ups, who in turn informed the intelligence and anti-terror agencies.
Soon the state police started gathering information about him from his friends and businessmen with whom he was in touch.
However, he came back about two weeks later and informed his family that he had gone to North India on some work. Days later, NIA officials, who had kept a tab on his activities with the help of the Telangana Counter Intelligence Wing, questioned him after serving him a notice.
During questioning, the officials found that Abdul Khadeer had reportedly helped Abdul Basith and was in close contact with him. NIA officials who took him into police custody checked his bank accounts and transactions and reconstructed his tour by visiting a few places he had visited after he left home....