Kuwait man, suspected to have funded ISIS sympathisers in India, arrested on NIA tip-off

A man has been arrested in Kuwait for suspected links with the Islamic State terror group.

Updated: Aug 06, 2016, 16:35 PM IST
Kuwait man, suspected to have funded ISIS sympathisers in India, arrested on NIA tip-off

Kuwait City: A man has been arrested in Kuwait for suspected links with the Islamic State terror group.

The authorities in Kuwait arrested and charged Abdulla Hadi Abdul Rehman Al Enezi after being tipped off by India's National Investigation Agency (NIA).

NIA had information that Al Enezi was involved in terrorism funding and recruiting youths for the ISIS terror group.

In fact, the suspect has admitted to supporting terrorist organisations and being involved financing terrorism, following his return to Kuwait from Pakistan in 2013.

Al Enezi is believed to have funded several ISIS sympathisers in India, including Panvel's (Maharashtra) Areeb Majeed who returned to India months after joining the ranks of the ISIS in May 2014.

Areeb, who has been in custody ever since, had told sleuths during interrogation that Al Enezi sent $1000 to him and his three friends (also ISIS sympathisers) from Kuwait when they were in Iraq in 2014.