Hyderabad: A local court granted the Cyberabad police ten-day custody of an Indian woman who was arrested here for alleged involvement in recruiting for terror group ISIS.
Afsha Jabeen alias 'Nicky Joseph' (37), who hails from Tolichowki area but portrayed herself as a British national while luring youth for ISIS through social media, was deported by the UAE after which she was arrested here on September 11.
She was subsequentally produced before a court which sent her to 14-days judicial remand on September 12. She is lodged in the Chanchalguda prison.
Earlier, the Cyberabad police had filed a petition in the court seeking her custody for interrogation.
Jabeen was tracked in Abu Dhabi and after initial questioning, she was deported to Hyderabad where sleuths took her custody at the Rajiv Gandhi International airport.
She was arrested and a case was registered against her.
According to the Cyberabad police, she is a co-accused in the case involving Salman Mohiuddin, an engineering graduate who is also from Hyderabad. He was arrested in January this year at the airport when he was preparing to board a flight to Dubai on his way to Syria via Turkey.
On January 16 this year, Mohiuddin, 32, a US-returned Hyderabadi on his way to Turkey to join ISIS, was arrested by the Cyberabad police at the international airport for allegedly trying to leave the country to join the terror group, the police said.
After his arrest, Afsha came under the lens of Indian security agencies since Salman confessed during questioning to have opened several facebook accounts along with one 'Nicky Joseph', a British national living in Dubai.
He had said that she had influenced and invited him to join her in Dubai in order to go to Syria.
Both of them allegedly indoctrinated and motivated several youth via social media to support ISIS, the police had said.