Man arrested in Kuwait for funding ISIS sympathisers in India

Man arrested in Kuwait for funding ISIS sympathisers in India : On Saturday, The authorities of Kuwait arrested key ISIS recruiter Abdulla Hadi Abdul Rehman Al Enezi based on a tip-off by the National Investigation Agency. Hadi is believed to have funded Indian ISIS operative Areeb Majeed.


According to the sources that Abdulla Hadi is believed to have funded and recruited Indians for the terror outfit ISIS, paying up to US$ 1,000 to the recruits, including Mumbai youth Areeb Majid.

He confessed to supporting the terrorist organisation and involvement in financing the terror outfit.

The authorities of Kuwait have registered a case against Abdulla Hadi and arrested him.

In May 2015, four youths from Kalyan, Mumbai including Majeed, had left the country to visit holy places, but they disappeared during the visit holy places. All of them were suspected to have joined terror outfit ISIS.

NIA arrested Majeed in November 2015 when he returned from Iraq. Majeed was booked under Sections 16, 18 and 20 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and Section 125 of IPC.

NIA found during investigations that Majeed had received some money from Kuwait. Then NIA sent a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) to Kuwait seeking information about the suspect person who had transferred money into the account of Majeed.

This is the first international arrest made by the officials in connection with ISIS recruitment in India. He will be interrogated by the NIA.