ISIS recruit, held at Pune airport, released by NIA after questioning

A suspected ISIS recruit, who was detained at the Pune airport yesterday, was released by the National Investigation Agency​ (NIA) on Wednesday after questioning, as per a media report.

Last Updated: Apr 07, 2016, 00:13 AM IST

New Delhi: A suspected ISIS recruit, who was detained at the Pune airport yesterday, was released by the National Investigation Agency​ (NIA) on Wednesday after questioning, as per a media report.

As per CNN IBN, the suspect Raoof Ahmed will be questioned again by the investigating agency.

He was apparently questioned to verify some details.

Raoof was detained yesterday as he was leaving the country and flying to Dubai for onward journey to Syria.

Officials identified Ahmed as being a resident of Bhatkal in north Karnataka, as per PTI.

Security agencies had been keeping a strict vigil after his name cropped up during internet chats with members of the Islamic State, which is being monitored by sleuths to look for possible followers of the terror group, active in parts of Syria and Iraq.

They had said that Ahmed was detained as the Union Home Ministry had issued a Look Out Circular against him sometime back.

At least 14 youths have been arrested early this year by the NIA as part of its probe on indoctrination of youths by the banned terror group. 

(With Agency inputs)