Bengaluru, Aug 25: Areeb Majeed the man who cleaned toilets in Syria before he was rescued by the Indian agencies and brought down to India, says that he has been betrayed. Majeed was one of the four youth who had left Maharashtra to join the ISIS in Syria.
Majeed who was promised the moon ended up carrying out menial jobs in the Hind camp of the ISIS. He was injured in cross fire and the ISIS had not bothered to give him medical help. He had managed to escape and later made contact with his family before whom he begged to be rescued.
However, after being rescued and brought back, he has a different song to sing in his bail plea. He says that his arrest is a betrayal by India. He says that it was the Indian consulate in Turkey and the government of India that facilitated his return.
He expressed concern that he had been arrested and termed this action as illegal.
He even says that he was in illegal detention for 48 hours upon his return. He further complains that he was handcuffed and tortured by the investigating agencies.
Officials however, say that they want to take no chances with ISIS returnees. It has been seen in various parts of the world that the returnees have proved to be most dangerous. Moreover joining an outfit that has been banned is an offence and mandates an arrest, the officer also noted.