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Another ‘missing’ Malwani youth suspected to have join ISIS returns home


Mumbai: A day after Wajid Shaikh, one of the ‘missing’ youths suspected to have joined the Islamic State (IS), returned to Mumbai, another untraceable youth, Noor Mohammed, also from suburban Malwani, came back home on Thursday, police said.

“Noor returned home himself this morning,” DCP (Detection) Dhananjay Kulkarni said. Now the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) is probing reports that he, along with three others – Wajid Shaikh, Mohsin Sayyed and Ayaz Sultan – had left home to join the terror outfit. Noor was the fourth youth who disappeared from Malwani area, a western suburb of Mumbai, in mid-December to reportedly to join the IS.

While Noor is back home, Wajid was tracked down by ATS sleuths near Pune and was brought to Mumbai on Wednesday and let off after interrogation. The whereabouts of two other youths (Sultan and Mohsin) are still not known, police said.

Sultan went missing on October 30 and Wajid and Mohsin since December 16, a police official had said. According to police, Sultan left home on October 30 after telling his parents that he had to go to Pune in connection with a job offer he got from a Kuwait-based firm. Mohsin left home on December 16, saying he was going to attend a friend’s wedding. Wajid also left home the same day saying he had to get the name on his Aadhar card corrected, police had said.


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