‘ISIS re­cruit’ from city sub­urb tracked to Iraq

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Vi­jay Ku­mar Ya­dav vi­jay.ya­dav1@hin­dus­tan­times.com

MUM­BAI: Ayaz Sul­tan, the 23-yearold for­mer BPO em­ployee, could be the lat­est In­dian to join the Is­lamic State, po­lice sources said, af­ter cen­tral agen­cies tracked his lo­ca­tion to Iraq by mon­i­tor­ing his mes­sages to fam­ily.

Ayaz left his house in Mal­wani on Oc­to­ber 25 last year and took a flight from Delhi to Kabul, Afghanistan, in the first week of Novem­ber. Cen­tral agen­cies closely mon­i­tor­ing Ayaz and his com­mu­ni­ca­tion with his fam­ily in Mum­bai tracked his lo­ca­tion to Iraq and told the Ma­ha­rash­tra Anti-Ter­ror­ism Squad (ATS), sources said.

“Ayaz talks to his fam­ily mem­bers us­ing WiFi con­nec­tions and through mo­bile mes­sag­ing apps. By track­ing the In­ter­net Pro­to­col (IP) ad­dress and analysing other tech­ni­cal as­pects of the com­mu­ni­ca­tions, cen­tral agen­cies re­cently learnt about his lo­ca­tion,” said a se­nior ATS of­fi­cer.

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