The highest number of Jihad shoppers or head hunters for the ISIS are in Bengaluru and Kolkata. These head hunters are currently staying away from the internet and using the word of mouth tactic in a bid to spruce up the recruitment, an Intelligence Bureau dossier which is in the possession of OneIndia News states.
A changed strategy to stay away from the internet as there is too much scrutiny appears to be what the ISIS is doing. With 40 dedicated jihadi shoppers spread across the country, the ISIS hopes to build a considerable force in a bid to strengthen its Afghanistan outfit, Al-Khorasan, the dossier also points out.
The menace of the ISIS is not restricted to Iraq and Syria alone and in the past three months there are enough signs to show that several youth from India are drawn towards this dreaded outfit. Four youth from Kalyan going missing was an eye opener for security agencies. Now the NIA is probing the the cases from Hyderabad and Jodhpur from where several youth tried to flee India in a bid to join the ISIS.
The Maharashtra ATS which is also probing this case has found that all the calls made by the recruits were made through the VoIP. Right from the day of the indoctrination these youth from Kalyan, Hyderabad and Jodhpur were in touch with one man who is a Bhatkal resident. The man in question is Sultan Armar Ahmed. He is a point man and was in touch with all these youth and right from the recruitment and also the travel arrangements he ensured that all was taken care of.
In the recent cases pertaining to Hyderabad the journey to be undertaken was slightly different. Earlier the transit point was from Chennai to Singapore and then to Iraq and Syria. However with the NIA blowing the lid of this route, they decided to go to Kolkata and then slip into Bangladesh before heading to Iraq and Syria is what the investigators have found.