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Syria-bound ISIS recruiter held at Pune airport

Syria-bound ISIS recruiter held at Pune airport

Security agencies have been keeping a strict vigil after his name cropped up during internet chats with members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which is being monitored by sleuths to look for possible followers of the terror group, active in parts of Syria and Iraq.

New Delhi: A suspected ISIS recruit was detained at the Pune airport on Tuesday as he was leaving the country and flying to Dubai for onward journey to Syria. Officials identified the youth as Ismail Musab Abdul Rawoof, a resident of Bhatkal in north Karnataka.

Security agencies have been keeping a strict vigil after his name cropped up during internet chats with members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which is being monitored by sleuths to look for possible followers of the terror group, active in parts of Syria and Iraq.

The ISIS recruiter was detained in the morning at 11 am. IB and NIA jointly interrogating him during his detention. He will be handed over to NIA for case and is likely to file a fresh case and will add in other FIRs also.

They said Ahmed was detained as the Union Home Ministry had issued a Look Out Circular against him sometime back. At least 14 youths have been arrested early this year by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) as part of its probe on indoctrination of youths by the banned terror group.

With PTI Inputs.

first published:April 05, 2016, 21:21 IST