There is a lot that has been spoken about the recruitment of the 18 Indians into the ISIS. It started at Chennai and then led to Kerala and finally found its roots in Maharashtra. Based on the inputs shared between the Indian and Iraqi intelligence the information that they have got now is that these four boys from Kalyan are in Fajullah and had entered into Iraq a month back.
The IB has also alerted the Kalyan police to find a person residing at the Padgah-Borivli area who had helped these youth leave India for Iraq. We are still trying to ascertain the role played by this businessman who helped these boys. The boys had saved up some money to reach, but this businessman who helps Saudi based Wahabis transfer funds into India could have lent monetary assistance to these boys. This business man like several others act as a front for the funds from the Wahabis in Saudi Arabia to come in. This money is used to bribe the administration of Mosques visited by the moderates so that they could take over the same. The money also goes into holding seminars and if the need be send youth to different countries if they want to take part in some cause which upholds the preaching of the Wahabis.
The parents of the four boys who had initially filed a missing complaint based on a letter that their sons had written today say that their children have not joined the ISIS. Naeem Tandel son of Aman Tandel swears that his son has no leanings towards extremism and could not have possibly joined the ISIS.
The four youth from Kalyan that the police are on the look out for are Arif Majeed (22), an engineer, Aman Tandel (27) an engineering student, Fahad Maqbool Sheikh (24) an engineering student, and Shaheen Tanki (25) a call centre employee. The letters that have been written by Majeed and Fahad Shaikh is what has led the police to believe that they left India for an extreme cause. Investigations have shown that these boys were self indoctrinated and they had left for Iraq on their own will.
The Indian Intelligence Agencies are in regular touch with their counterparts in Iraq and they say that the last known location of these boys was Fajullah near Bhagdad. It is not clear on what capacity that they have allegedly joined the ISIS, but we believe that they could be providing technical assistance to the group is what the Iraqi intelligence suspects.
It is highly impossible that these boys would joined the combat. They are brand new t Iraq and have no training what so ever. Two of the boys as per their letter had said that they wanted to be in the land of Allah while stating that they did not want to be in this sinful country any more. The Intelligence believes that these youth could be providing technical assistance to the group which wants to have several websites and also be active on the social media. All these boys are technically qualified to undertake such a job.