Islamic State recruit Areeb Majeed, who cleaned toilets and returned to India dejected will be tried under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.
He will however not be charged for joining the IS. A special court dropped charges filed against him under Section 20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. This means he will not be charged for being a member of the terrorist organisation.
New Delhi, Aug 26: The National Investigation Agency says that the claims made by Areeb Majeed, an ISIS returnee are completely fabricated. This is in response to Majeed’s accusation in court that he was brought down by the NIA and was betrayed.
The NIA says that contrary to what Majeed has been suggesting, it was the Maharashtra ATS which arrested him on November 29, 2014 at the Mumbai airport. Also read: ISIS returnee Majeed says India betrayed him NIA calls ISIS returnee ‘liar’
Bengaluru, Aug 8: The arrest of Kuwaiti national Abdullah Hadi last week, who is accused of having financed Indian recruits into the ISIS, has raised a curious question. Is Kuwait, not Saudi Arabia as believed, the great Jihad funding ground? Hadi was arrested by Kuwaiti police after a tip off from India.
Hadi’s name had surfaced during the questioning of Areeb Majeed, the youth from Maharashtra who had joined the ISIS but returned complaining that Indian recruits to the ISIS were only given menial tasks — Majeed says he himself cleaned toilets.
New Delhi, Oct 2: In what seemed to be an attempt to clear the air about the fate of Indians in ISIS camps, a twitter account sympathetic to the terror group has put out a string of tweets debating claims by the Indian agencies.
The twitter account @spamci17 says that Areeb Majeed had returned to India to carry out an attack on the police. Majeed was one of the four youth from Kalyan in Maharashtra who had left the country to join the ISIS. Read more
There are various chilling messages relating to Indian fighters in the ISIS that have been posted by Magnet Gas.
The account believed to be operated by Fahad Shaikh one of the four youth who had left their home town of Kalyan in Maharashtra last year to join the ISIS.
The messages aim at inviting more Indians on board the ISIS in both Iraq and Syria. Photographs of Indians on a boat have been posted on this account and verification being done by the Intelligence Bureau would show that this account is operated by Shaikh.
Tahira Bhatt sent a friend request from Syria, Areeb Majeed had no idea what he was walking into. Majeed is one of those four youth who had left his home at Kalyan Maharashtra and joined the ISIS only to come back to India after cleaning toilets in Iraq. Little did Majeed realize that he was falling into a honey trap set up by the ISIS. This is one of the many recruitment strategies used by the ISIS so that youth come in search of these women to either Iraq or Syria.Read more:
The 8,000 page chargesheet filed against Areeb Majeed tells a story of a reluctant jihadi. Areeb Majeed who along with three of his friends left for Iraq to fight alongside the ISIS returned to India dejected and helpless after he realized that he was sidelined. “What I saw out of there was nothing like what was proclaimed by the ISIS. Indians are sidelined, women are treated with disrespect, Majeed told the National Investigating Agency which filed a detailed chargesheet. Read more: