Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Police on Friday arrested an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) sympathiser, who was attempting to join the terrorist organisation in Syria.
Salman Mohiuddin, who hails from the city, was travelling to Dubai, from where he was meet a fellow sympathiser and move on to Turkey, from where they were to slip into neighbouring Syria to receive training in the techniques of fighting.
"On specific information, one Salman Mohiuddin of the Bazarghat area was intercepted at the Shamshabad Airport while trying to travel to Dubai. On questioning, it was found that he is an engineering graduate from Houston University. While studying there, he got acquainted to Nicky Joseph, a Christian convertee who was posting ISIS activities on YouTube. In October 2014, Salman came back to India and created an account under the name Daula News Room and started posting videos related to ISIS activities and tried to indoctrine certain youth in our country," ACP Sudarshan told the media.
"One Abu Al Barra Al Sami, an ISIS sympathiser based in Syria invited Salman to his nation to be imparted the techniques of fighting and to get acquainted with ISIS activities so that he can in turn influence the youth in India. He then spoke to Nicky, who is now based in Dubai. She arranged his tourist visa and from there, they were both to travel to Turkey with an intention to sneak into Syria," he added.
Sudarshan confirmed that the suspect has been taken into custody and has confessed to have indoctrined other Indians.
"He has been taken into custody and is being questioned. He has confessed to having this kind of literature with him and also confessed to have indoctrinated certain youth in our country. The investigation is in primary stage. We have arrested him, are going to produce him in the court of law and will try to take him into police custody to question him further," he said.