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Man arrested in Kuwait for funding ISIS sympathisers in India

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 6, 2016, 3:17 pm IST
Updated Aug 6, 2016, 5:51 pm IST
Hadi is believed to have funded and recruited Indians for the terror outfit, paying USD 1,000 to the recruits.
Islamic State militants (Photo: AFP/ Representational Image)
 Islamic State militants (Photo: AFP/ Representational Image)

Kuwait: The Kuwaiti authorities on Saturday arrested key ISIS recruiter Abdulla Hadi Abdul Rehman Al Enezi based on a tip-off by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Hadi is believed to have funded Indian ISIS operative Areeb Majeed.

According to reports, Hadi is believed to have funded and recruited Indians for the terror outfit, paying up to USD 1,000 to the recruits, including Mumbai youth Areeb Majid.

 

He admitted to supporting the terrorist organisation and involvement in financing terrorism, after his return from Pakistan in 2013.

Kuwaiti authorities have registered a case against Hadi and arrested him on these charges.

In May 2015, four youths from Kalyan, including Majeed, had left the country to visit holy places in West Asia but disappeared thereafter. They were suspected to have joined ISIS.

Majeed was arrested by the NIA in the last week of November 2015 upon his return from Iraq, and booked under Sections 16, 18 and 20 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and Section 125 of the Indian Penal Code.

During investigations, it was found by the NIA that Majeed had received some money from Kuwait. The agency sent a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) to that country seeking information about the person who had transferred money into the account.

This is the first international arrest made by the officials in connection with ISIS recruitment in India. He will be interrogated by the NIA.

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