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Kuwait national arrested for ISIS link, recruiting Indian youth

Updated: Aug 06, 2016 16:25 IST

New Delhi, Aug. 6 (ANI): A Kuwaiti national identified as Abdulla Hadi Abdul Rehman Al-Enezi (32) has been arrested in Kuwait for his suspected links to ISIS terror outfit and for recruiting youth from Kalyan in Maharashtra's Thane district in India.

According to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Enezi's arrest is a first abroad based arrest on information provided by the Indian agencies.

The NIA had earlier sent a Mutual Legal Assistance request to Kuwait in the Areeb Majeed-ISIS case in respect of transfer of USD 1000 by a Kuwaiti national to arrested Kalyan youth Majeed and his three associates while they were staying in Iraq in May 2014.

Majeeb had seeked help from Afghan national and alleged ISIS handler Abdul Rehman Dalauti after his money dried up in Iraq on his way to Syria.

Dalauti then provided Majeeb with Enezi's phone number and told him to talk to Enezi for help.

The Kuwaiti authorities have informed that Enezi, a Kuwaiti national, indeed sent 1000 USD to Majeed through Western Union.

Enezi has also confessed of having supported terrorist organisations and having been involved in financing of terrorism after his return from Pakistan in 2013.

The Kuwaiti authorities have registered a case against him and arrested him on these charges.

Accused Areeb Majeed and others used the money to facilitate their travel to Syria.

Kuwait shared the information on Abdullah with India after the India agencies provided them with information about Kalyan youth arrested for joining ISIS.

Letter rogatory (requests from courts in one country to the courts of another country requesting the performance of an act which) for inquiry into his social sites, bank transactions , emails, phone networks used in foreign countries was sent to many countries along with America, Iraq, Kuwait, Hong Kong, Afghanistan , Turkey, China.

America, Turkey, Kuwait and Luxembourg also provided with details about the ISIS module.

Presently, Majeeb is in an Indian jail after he was arrested in November 2014. He returned back from Iraq after spending six months with ISIS and realized no holy war is being waged by them.

He was booked under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) on charges of conspiring to commit a terrorist act and being a member of a banned foreign terror outfit, and under the stringent Section 125 of the IPC for "waging war against the nation."

One of his associates was reportedly killed in Syria. (ANI)