Kuwaiti na­tional who wired $1,000 to Kalyan youth to join ISIS held

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Law en­force­ment agen­cies in Kuwait have ar­rested a per­son for al­legedly fund­ing ter­ror­ist groups and pro­vid­ing fi­nan­cial help to a youth from Ma­ha­rash­tra’s Kalyan town to travel to Syria and join the Is­lamic State.

The Na­tional In­ves­ti­ga­tion Agency had sent a mu­tual as­sis­tance re­quest to au­thor­i­ties in the oil-rich na­tion over the trans­fer of $1,000 by a Kuwaiti na­tional to Areeb Ma­jeed — who is now in NIA cus­tody — and his three friends while they were in Iraq in May 2014, a spokesper­son for the fed­eral anti-ter­ror agency said.

“The Kuwaiti au­thor­i­ties have now in­formed us that one Ab­dul­lah Hadi Ab­dul Rah­man al-Enezi had sent $1,000 to Areeb Ma­jeed through West­ern Union money trans­fer,” the spokesper­son said. Al-Enezi has re­port­edly con­fessed that he started fi­nanc­ing ter­ror­ist out­fits af­ter re­turn­ing from Pak­istan in 2013.

Ma­jeed, Sha­heem Tanki, Fa­had Sheikh and Aman Tan­del — all from Kalyan in Thane dis­trict — had trav­elled to Iraq in May 2014 on the pre­text of a pil­grim­age but went off the radar and were later found to have joined the Is­lamic State in Syria.

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