NIA won’t share info on ISIS recruit Areeb Majeed with Thane police

  • Faisal Tandel, Hindustan Times, Thane
  • Updated: May 21, 2015 23:10 IST

The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which filed a charge sheet against Areeb Majeed on Wednesday, is not willing to share information with the Thane police.

A month ago, senior officers from the Thane police had asked officers from the NIA to share what information they had garnered after interrogating Majeed.

“The four youngsters are from Kalyan, which lies in the jurisdiction of the Thane commissionerate. We need to be updated about the developments in the case — how the men left the city, the involvement of other locals, who helped them financially or radicalised them, among other things. Getting the information shared by Majeed will keep us alert, and help prevent such incidents in the future,” said a senior police officer, requesting anonymity, as he is not authorised to speak to the media.

The officer, however, clarified that the NIA officers didn’t refuse to share the details outright, but said they would have to ask their superiors first.

“But this was a month ago, and we haven’t received any information. Nevertheless, we are in constant touch with the NIA officers,” he added.

The NIA on Wednesday filed an 8,500-page charge sheet in court, which includes 113 witness and 87 pieces of documentary evidence.

In May 2014, four men from Kalyan – Areeb Majeed, Fahad Shaikh, Aman Tandel and Shaheem Tanki – left home for Baghdad as part of a pilgrimage and then allegedly joined the ISIS.

The NIA alleged that Majeed was arrested while trying to sneak into India through Turkey.

Majeed, who returned in November last year, is in police custody.

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