This was a name that they had given the outfit to avoid the heat of the intelligence bureau. If one looks at the manner in which the ISIS functions in India, it becomes clear that the authorised name of the group is Ansar-ul-Tawhid. This outfit which is headed by Shafi Armar a Bhatkal (Karnataka) resident is the official recruiting agency for the ISIS in India.
New Delhi, Jan 23: The SIMI became Indian Mujahideen, the Indian Mujahideen became the Deccan Mujahideen. In such a scenario it comes as no surprise if the ISIS or Ansar-ul-Tawhid becomes Janood-ul-Khalifa-e-Hind. This was the name under which some of the persons detained by the NIA yesterday were operating.
New Delhi, Oct 3: The account from which messages relating to Areeb Majeed were being posted has been traced to the Ansar-ul-Tawhid. A handle@spamci17 had put out a series of tweets claiming that Areeb Majeed one of the four youth who had joined the ISIS, had returned to India only to carry out a suucide attack on a police station (ISIS propaganda: Majeed return to bomb police station in India). The account has been taken down now following a series of tweets. Indian Intelligence Bureau officials say that the account was being handled by a member of the Ansar-ul-Tawhid or the erstwhile Indian Mujahideen. The IM members who have formed the AUT now recruit actively from India on behalf of the ISIS.
With Sultan Armar dead, it appears as though the pieces have been picked up by his brother Shafi Armar Ahmed.
A module that was busted in a joint operation by the Madhya Pradesh police and the intelligence bureau has found that a group of five youth were appointed for the job. Their role including both recruitments and also carrying out terror strikes holding the ISIS banner.
The last words of the Bhatkal man, Aby Abdullah Al hindi alias Sultan Armar was, “Don’t forget to liberate India from kuffars. My eyes fills with tears when I think of the Gujrat and Muzaffarnagar massacres.