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NIA to probe Areeb Majeed's online activity

india Updated: Jan 10, 2015 13:06 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Areeb Majeed


The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed an application before a special court demanding information on Kalyan techie Areeb Majeed’s communication details from his Skype and Tango accounts.

The application states the agency needs details of his communication from May 25 to November 28, 2014, as they want to ascertain the identities of people from India and other countries Majeed was in touch with.

In the last week of May, Majeed, with three of his friends, Aman Tandel, Fahad Shaikh and Shaheem Tanki, had left Mumbai for a pilgrimage to Baghdad and had later joined the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).

On November 20, his father, Dr Ejaz Majeed, received a call from Majeed claiming he was alive and in Turkey. His father met the NIA in Mumbai, and Majeed was brought back to Mumbai with the help of NIA officials on November 28.

Fahad, Shaheem and Aman are wanted in the case, as they were residents of the same area and met regularly.

Responding to a petition filed by Majeed’s lawyer on an earlier occasion, the jail authorities told the court that Majeed was kept in a high-security cell with three other people, and he was allowed to come out of his cell once a day. The authorities said Majeed was allowed to meet his family once a week, and could also meet his lawyer.

Earlier, Majeed’s lawyer had filed an application which sought directions for the jail authorities for not putting Majeed in solitary confinement. Majeed has been booked under sections 16, 18, 20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and 125 of the Indian Penal Code.