Mumbai: IT professional Madubbir Mushtaq Shaikh, who was arrested from Mumbra, a suburb of Thane district in Maharashtra, revealed during interrogation that he received 8 lakh 'hawala' money from terror group ISIS.
During interrogation, Madubbir claimed that he did not misuse the cash he received from ISIS but distributed it among recruits. He also spent a portion of the cash on meetings he attended in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and several other states.
An investigating officer said that Madubbir was considered to be the deputy of ISIS group in India and therefore, they decided to send the the cash to him, meant for group's expansion and to attract more men to join them.
According to investigating officers, they were keeping a watch on Madubbir since last six months before nabbing him. On Friday, they raided his Mumbra's residence and took him into custody. Another officer revealed that Madubbir's wife was involved of his husband's ISIS link as he would often tell his family that he would be heading to Syria anytime soon.
Madubbir is said to have joined ISIS sometime back and is believed to be their primary recruiter in India.
He was working as a web designer at an IT firm in Gurgaon where he had a monthly salary of Rs 60,000. However, he left his job 18 months back to give his full-time to promote ISIS module in India.
Shaikh also revealed that ISIS gave him two options to him, either become a soldier and join them on the battlefield in war in Syria or become a recruiter and promote the terror group module to attract people to join them.