A man named Abdulla Hadi Abdul Rehman Al Enezi was arrested in Kuwait for allegedly funded ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Syria) sympathisers in India. NIA (National Investigation Agency) shared the confidential message of the man with Kuwait authorities based on an investigation.
As per the reports Abdul had sent about $1000 to four ISIS group members in India. Among the four, Areeb Majeed from Panvel in Maharashtra joined ISIS in May 2014 and returned months later.
Areeb Majeed got arrested immediately after his return from Syria to India. He was the first ISIS operative and Kalyan-based youth to be arrested by Indian agencies. He is penalised under sections 16, 18 and 20 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and Section 125 of the Indian Penal Code.
According to sources, Areeb had disclosed that the four ISIS joiners travelled to Baghdad on a religious tour. Their finance was sponsored by Afghan national – Rehman Daulati, who arranges finance for other ISIS recruits. They got stuck in Iraq as they were left with no money.
“Areeb Majeed then contacted Rehman Daulati, who gave him a phone number belonging to a Kuwaiti national, identified as Abdullah Hadi. Areeb told Abdullah that he needed money for further travelling to Syria. Abdullah told him to collect US dollars 1000 from a Western Union Money Transfer branch in Baghdad. The four Kalyan youth took the money and then travelled to Syria,” said an official.
Following the NIA’s written message Kuwait government interrogated him and arrested him. Officials informed NIA that the offender had admitted sending money to the four and funding the terrorist groups.
The other three members of the group, Fahad, Saheem and Aman Tandel never returned from the group and reports say that few of them died while fighting for ISIS.NIA may go to Syria to interrogate Abdul for further information.