Hyderabad: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) probing the ISIS module case, zeroed in on Md Khadeer alias Sulaiman of Hyderabad who took a bank loan to join the outfit. The Indian banking channels have come on the radar of the investigating agency after the arrested Islamic State militants claimed that they obtained bank loans to finance their journey to war torn Syria to join Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi-led caliphate.
The NIA, probing the IS-inspired module in India, has taken up the
matter with the banks and financial intelligence unit, asking them to red flag such transactions and run a multiple background checks on any suspicious loan request.
NIA arrested several youths in January for their alleged affiliations to Janoodul-Khalifa-e-Hind, an IS outfit. The disclosure was made by one Abu Anas, a native of Tonk in Rajasthan, who told the sleuths that he had “applied for a loan with Axis Bank by showing his official status as an employee of Techno World Group
where he was employed as senior consultant,” the report said.
Anas, a Master’s in Computer Application, was employed in Hyderabad at the time of his arrest, officials said. “The probe has revealed that Anas deposited Rs 1,49,000 in the account of Sulaiman who is said to be fighting in Syria.
Courtesy: Metro India