Maharashtra Anti-terrorism Squad (ATS) is probing reports of 28-year-old Tabrez Mohammad Tambe, a resident of Mumbra in Thane, of joining terrorist organisation ISIS along with his friend from Saudi Arabia. The probe was initiated following a complaint filed by Tambe’s younger brother. The incident came to light after Tabrez called his parents in Mumbra and informed them that he and his friend have joined the ISIS.
A case has been registered under sections 16, 18, 18B, 38 and 39 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, on the basis of plaint registered by Saud Noor Mohammad Tambe, 26, on November 7. Saud told ATS officers that Tabrez had gone to Egypt followed by Libya with his friend Ali and later they joined the ISIS. He also claimed that Ali was the connecting link between the ISIS and his brother. Tabrez was in contact with Ali during his employment in Riyadh.