New Delhi, Dec 25: In all the cases of Indians leaving the country to join the ISIS, it has been found that they had either travelled to Iraq or Syria where the outfit is headquartered.
However, there may be a twist to the tale in the case of the three youth from Maharashtra who had allegedly tried to join the ISIS.
Three persons were reported missing and the Maharashtra ATS claimed that they may have joined the ISIS.
While Mohsin Shaikh and Noor Mohammad are still missing, the ATS managed to arrest Wajid from Pune. The investigations suggest that the youth may have been tried joining the ISIS in Afghanistan.
Recruiting for Afghanistan:
Investigations have shown that these youth were allegedly in touch with one Ayaz Sultan who according to the police is close to ISIS operatives in Afghanistan.
As per Wajid's questioning, he was said to have gone to Chennai to get in touch with a travel agent. He had sold his wife's ornaments before leaving for Chennai, the police have also learnt.
Officers say that since the trio were in touch with Sultan, they get the feeling that these youth were headed to Afghanistan.
Sultan according to police and intelligence bureau files has been the point man for ISIS operatives in Afghanistan. ATS officials say that they are trying to ascertain if these youth were recruited to join the ISIS which operates as the al-Khorasan in Afghanistan.