New Delhi: The Indian woman, who was recently arrested by the Cyberabad police for her alleged involvement in recruitment for ISIS terror outfit, had a secret admirer who was so smitten by the 37-year-old Afsha Jasbeen aka Nicky Joseph that he proposed to her online and wanted to marry her, a report said.
The 32-year-old unemployed electronics engineer had returned to Hyderabad from US after his visa was not extended. He is married with two children, and was spending most of his time browsing the internet while searching for a job.
Seven years ago, Afsha Jasbeen and Salman Mohiuddin met on Facebook and later while discussing over their common interest topic - discussions on various online forums about Islam and Christianity – they eventually found the Islamic State (IS) propaganda websites last year, as per a report published in Indian Express.
While Afsha knew Salman by his original name, Salman knew her only as 'Nikki alias Nicole Joseph', a British national living in Dubai who converted to Islam and is an ardent supporter of IS, the report added.
By the time, Salman decided to go to Dubai in January, this year and seek to help her to go to Syria and join the Islamic State militant organisation, he was so smitten by Nicole that he proposed to her online and wanted to marry her. After her arrest on Friday, Afsha flatly denied knowing Salman.
“She says she does not know him and was unaware that Salman was going to Dubai to meet her. She has countered all of Salman’s claims as false. It will take some time to peel the layers and expose the lies,’’ Shamshabad Division ACP R Sudershan said.
Yesterday, Afsha, mother of three young daughters, was produced before the magistrate at his residence in Hyderabad and was sent to 14-day judicial custody by a court.
Afsha was deported from UAE along with her Hindu husband who is a real estate dealer and children.
She was tracked in Abu Dhabi and after initial questioning Afsha was deported to Hyderabad where sleuths took her custody at the Rajiv Gandhi International airport and questioned her. Police then arrested her and registered a case against her.
According to Cyberabad Police, she is a co-accused in the case involving Salman Mohiuddin, also from Hyderabad, who was arrested in January this year at the airport when he was preparing to board a flight to Dubai on way to Syria via Turkey.
Both of them allegedly indoctrinated and motivated several youth via social media to get attracted towards the activities of ISIS and Jihad, the officials said.