New Delhi, July 4: The Jihadi websites are paying homage to Bada Sajid, a former Indian Mujahideen operative who is said to have died while fighting in Syria alongside the ISIS. The Isabah media which runs the progaganda wing for the Ansar-ut-Tawhid confirms that Bada Sajid has died while fighting in Syria.
The message states that Sajid who was re-christened Abu Turab al-Hindi had died at Kobani, Syria. Indian intelligence agencies and the National Investigating agency are confirming the death of Sajid.
He is wanted in a series of cases in India as he was an important member of the Indian Mujahideen. He had joined the Ansar-ut-Tawhid, a breakaway faction of the Indian Mujahideen which joined the ISIS.
Who is Bada Sajid?
The NIA's list of most wanted has the name of Bada Sajid. Originally known as Mohammad Sajid, he is a resident of H.No 237 Vill. Sanjar Pur P.S. Sarai Meer, Tehsil Nizamabad, Distt. Azamgarh U.P. Aged 30, he was said to have played a key role in building the Indian Mujahideen.
He is an accused in three serial blasts which has claimed over 200 lives. He is an accused in the Delhi, Ahmedabad and Jaipur serial bombing cases. The NIA has mentioned his name in the chargesheet that they had filed against the IM chief, Yasin Bhatkal.
The creation of the Ansar-ut-Tawhid
There was a faction within the Indian Mujahideen who were unhappy with the Karachi based Riyaz Bhatkal. They sought to breakaway from the mainstream Indian Mujahideen and pledge support to the ISIS which they felt was propagating the real Islam.
It was Sultan Ahmed Armar, a resident of Bhatkal in Karnataka who floated the Ansar and he decided that this would be the recruiting wing for the ISIS. The Ansar has not only roped in former IM members into its fold, but also recruited several Indians settled in various parts of the world.
Several Indians have died in Syria
The number of persons from India who have died while fighting for the ISIS has been increasing. While Sultan Armar had died in Syria two months back Shaheem Tanki one of the four youth from Kalyan too had died fighting in the same place.
Another piece of information that trickled in from Afghanistan was relating to the death of Iqbal Bhatkal. He is said to have joined the al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and died while fighting.