Hyderabad Student Planning to Join ISIS, Three more Arrested – report


Hyderabad Student Planning to Join ISIS:Three men from Hyderabad, who were arrested last week for allegedly planning to join ISIS, have been sent to 14-day judicial custody today.The trio was arrested by the Nagpur anti-terrorism squad on December 27 while they were on way to Srinagar to allegedly join ISIS.Mohd Abdulla Basith, Syed Omer Farooq Hussaini and Maaz Hasan Farooq, all cousins, were brought to Hyderabad yesterday, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crimes and SIT) T Prabhakar Rao told Press Trust of India.


Three more Hyderabad Student Planning to Join ISIS, Arrested – report

The youths were today produced in a local court which remanded them in judicial custody.The three, related to former president of Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) late Syed Salahuddin, were booked on charges under sections of IPC 121 (of waging, or attempting to wage war, or abetting waging of war, against the government), 121-A (conspiracy to wage war against government), 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy), and also under relevant sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

“The trio was today produced before a court which sent them in 14-day judicial custody,” Mr Rao said.He said tomorrow police would file a petition in the court seeking their seven day custody as part of further investigation to recover certain things and examine witnesses.

The Hyderabad police said, “students were trusted on Asiya Anderabi’s Dukhtaran-E-Milat, a Kashmiri women’s group, to help them cross the border and get in touch with jihadi groups. But Abdullah Basith, Omer Farooq and Maaz Hasan were arrested on Saturday, just before they were to board a flight to Srinagar.”

On Friday, the three took Rs. 90,000 and left home. They also left a note, hinting that they would not return. The families approached the police and lodged a missing complaint. the police have also recovered Smartphones and a tablet from the three men and sent them for forensic analysis.

The three young men had gone to Nalgonda yesterday, to the home of Salauddin, a known SIMI activist who died last year in a road accident. then the three students took a taxi to Nagpur and bought tickets to Srinagar the next morning. The three have been booked for criminal conspiracy and under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and sent to judicial custody for two weeks.


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