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Kuwait arrests alleged financer of IS sympathisers in India

India TV News Desk New Delhi 06 Aug 2016, 16:41:05 PM IST
India TV News Desk

In a bid to suppress the footing of terror outfit Islamic State (IS), authorities in Kuwait arrested a man who allegedly financed the group’s sympathisers in India.

This arrest by Kuwait was based on a tip-off shared by the National Investigation Agency or NIA.

A resident of Kuwait, Abdulla Hadi Abdul Rehman Al Enezi allegedly funded four Indian youngsters with 1000 dollars.

Al Enezi is suspected to have sponsored a trip to West Asia by four youths from Kalyan near Mumbai, namely Shaheen Tanki, Fahad Shaikh, Aman Tandel and Arif Majeed.

NIA's role in the arrest

It was in May 2014 that these youths went on the trip and disappeared thereafter. Since then, they have been suspected to have joined IS or ISIS.

Arif Majeed was arrested by the NIA in November 2014 and was brought back to Mumbai. He, during questioning, revealed that he and his friends approached an IS handler for money to go to Syria after which Al Enezi financed them.

NIA soon informed this to the Kuwait government, following which he was interrogated and put behind the bars.

According to the Kuwait government, Al Enezi confessed to funding terrorist activities.

To further question him, NIA officials may soon fly to Kuwait.