New Delhi: Central agencies’ inability to stop Indian youths from getting influenced by the ISIS again came to fore with three Mumbai youths managing to leave country to join the dreaded group.
According to reports, three youths from Mumbai’s Malwani area have left the city. Their family members have approached the police.
All the three youths left the city by making excuses to the family members. While 23-year-old Ayaz Sultan left on October 30, saying he was going to Pune regarding a job interview in Kuwait company, 26-year-old Mohsin Sheikh left on December 16, saying he was going to attend a friend’s wedding. 15-year-old Wajid Sheikh said he was going to get his Aadhar card corrected on December 16. Neither of them returned.
“The three men from the same neighbourhood are close friends. Their families told us they were planning to leave the country for some time now. They were even saving up to fund their travel. The radicalisation and exchange of information was through the Internet. We have confiscated several items from their houses and are investigating,” a senior ATS officer told Mid-day.
Ayaz is a college dropout and was enrolled in a computer course. Mohsin is a graduate. Wajid is an auto driver.
Police have sought help of central agencies to track the men.
In May 2014, four youngsters from Kalyan traveled to Syria to join the ISIS .
The police arrested a government employee from Jaipur last week for allegedly encouraging Muslim youths to join the ISIS on Internet forums.