5 members of Mumbai family leave home to join ISIS; kin blames 3 people

Aug 22, 2016, 10:55 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Son of a Mumbai-based businessman left his residence along with his wife, daughter and two cousins to apparently joined the ISIS. The shocked father has registered an FIR against three people, who he blames for instigating his son

Son of a Mumbai-based businessman left his residence along with his wife, daughter and two cousins to apparently joined the ISIS. The shocked father has registered an FIR against three people, who he blames for instigating his son.

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In his FIR, Abdul Majeed claims his son Ashfaque Ahmed, left India to join the ISIS after being motivated by Kerala school teacher and preacher Haneef Abdur Rasheed, Navi Mumbai resident Arshi Qureshi and Kalyan resident Rizwan Khan. Haneef, Majeed claims travelled to Syria with Ashfaque. The Mumbai Police, who are currently investigating the case are determining whether, Haneef influenced Ashfaque to travel to Syria and join ISIS.

Haneef Mohammed was arrested last week by the Mumbai Crime Branch for allegedly radicalising nearly 21 youths, which apparently included Abdul Majeed's son to join the Islamic State (IS), allegedly indoctrinated youths in a Salafist mosque in Kerala, police sources said.

After being detained in Peringathur in Kerala, Haneef was brought to the city on Sunday and produced in a holiday court that remanded him in police custody till August 20.

He was booked under relevant sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, and the Indian Penal Code by the police along with Arshid Qureshi alias Arshi, the Islamic Research Foundation’s (IRF) guest representative officer and Abdul Rashid Abdulla, also linked to IRF and believed to have escaped the country to join IS.

They are booked on the complaint of city businessman Abdul Majid Abdul Kader, whose son Ashfaq (25) fled the country with his wife and 18-month-old daughter on June 2 to join IS. (Read more)

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