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Kin of other youths who joined ISIS to approach PM, NIA

mumbai Updated: Nov 30, 2014 00:02 IST
Faisal Tandel
Faisal Tandel
Hindustan Times

After the return of Areeb Majeed, who allegedly joined the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (ISIS), the parents of the other three youngsters, who joined the terror group with him, now plan to seek help from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to get their sons back.

The parents are hopeful that Majeed, who is in NIA custody till December 8, will provide information on the whereabouts of their sons — Aman Tandel, Fahad Shaikh and Shahim Tanki.

Iftekar Khan, a relative of Fahad Shaikh, said, “We are glad that Majeed is back in the city. The rest of us [families of the other three youngsters] will hold a meeting on Sunday. We will try to seek the agency’s help. Our children are innocent and were misguided. Instead of targeting the group, the government should arrest those who influenced them.”

“We have high hopes from Narendra Modi and the NIA. They will surely trace our sons. We are confident that Majeed, too, will assist the investigating agencies in the probe,” said Naeem Tandel, father of Aman.

A relative of Fahad Shaikh, requesting anonymity, said, “The last call we got from Fahad was two days after Bakri Eid. Majeed’s return is miraculous. We hope such a miracle happens to our son too.”

Majeed’s father, however, remained unavailable for comment.