ISIS case: NIA refuses to let fifth Kalyan youth leave country

  • Faisal Tandel, Hindustan Times, Kalyan
  • Updated: Feb 13, 2015 22:20 IST

A 25-year-old mechanical engineer from Kalyan, who is on the radar of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), was recently refused permission by the agency to take a job in the gulf.

The man is suspected to be the fifth Kalyan youth who was to proceed to Iraq to join the ISIS in May last year. NIA officials said the youth had dropped out of the group at the last minute for personal reasons.

Police said the youth was very much part of the planning of the travel itinerary of Areeb Majeed, Aman Tandel, Fahad Shaikh and Shaheem Tanki who had gone missing in the last week of May 2014. “During investigation, it was found that it was this 25-year-old man who had given his personal documents to help make SIM cards for the other four youth. Also, the investigation agencies found some incriminating details in the youth's laptop,” said a police officer

The youth had been brought in for questioning in the first week of December, just a week after Areeb Majeed, one of the four youth, had returned from Iraq. "The youth was in NIA custody for more than 36 hours,” said a police officer.

While the youth has a degree in mechanical engineering, he currently looks after his father’s hotel in Kalyan, police said.

Earlier this week, Adil Dolare, a dry fruit businessman who was travelling abroad on some business related work, was stopped by immigration officers, who then informed NIA officers. The officers detained Dolare and it was later found that NIA had taken out a lookout circular against many people who were being questioned and interrogated in the case of the four missing Kalyan youths who are suspected to have joined the ISIS in Iraq, a police officer said.

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