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Thane man allegedly joins ISIS: ATS

Mumbai: A 28-year-old man from Mumbra in neighbouring Thane district has allegedly joined banned terror organisation ISIS, according to the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS).

Tabrej Noor Mohammad Tambe, who had left the country to visit Egypt and Libya, has joined ISIS and a complaint in this connection has been lodged at Kalachowki unit of the ATS by this brother, Mumbai ATS chief Atul Kulkarni told PTI today.

Tabrej is believed to have joined ISIS with one of his friends Ali who is from Saudi Arabia. Tabrej was in contact with Ali since last few years as both had worked together in Riyadh, the officer said.

ATS has registered an offence under sections of 16,18,18 (B), 20,38,39 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). Further investigation is underway.

Last month, the Lok Sabha was informed that NIA and state security agencies have so far arrested 68 supporters of dreaded terror outfit ISIS in various parts of the country.

According to Minister of State for Home, Hansraj Ahir a total of 50 people have been arrested by security agencies during the current year of whom 11 belonged to Maharashtra.

ISIS is using various platforms to propagate its ideology and to attract recruits from across the world, he had said.