The Asian Age
ATS TO ACT ON LETTER OF KIN OF INDIAN YOUTH IN ISIS
Acting on a letter given to the police by the parents of Arif Majeed, one of the four youths from Kalyan who “appears” to have died fighting in Iraq, the state AntiTerrorism Squad ( ATS) is cracking down on those who allegedly indoctrinated them and will be taking “appropriate” action, said a senior ATS official requesting anonymity. The four reportedly joined the insurgent group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ( ISIS).
Sources said a cleric and a small time businessman who runs a small religious guidance centre are among those suspected of indoctrination. Investigations by the ATS revealed that both were in touch with the four youths before they left for Iraq.
“The probe is in its nascent stage. About five of the suspects have been questioned at length but no one has been detained. We are acting on a letter submitted to the local police in Kalyan where the parents of one of the youths complained that their child was indoctrinated and misled into joining the war in Iraq. The parents want the people behind the indoctrination to be punished for causing them their child’s life. We shall take appropriate action against their complaint,” said an ATS official requesting anonymity.
Majeed, along with Fahad Tanvir Sheikh, Aman Naim Tandel and Saheen Farooqi Tanki are from Bazar Peth in Kalyan.
They had left in May and haven’t returned yet.