New Delhi, Jan 28: The arrested persons alleged to be connected to the ISIS had formed an outfit with a proper hierarchy. They were operating on behalf of the ISIS under the name of Janood-ul-Khilafa-e-Hind. This was a name that they had given the outfit to avoid the heat of the intelligence bureau.
If one looks at the manner in which the ISIS functions in India, it becomes clear that the authorised name of the group is Ansar-ul-Tawhid. This outfit which is headed by Shafi Armar a Bhatkal (Karnataka) resident is the official recruiting agency for the ISIS in India.
Investigations being conducted by the National Investigating Agency has found that these 14 youth who were arrested last week had a proper structure. The chief was known as the Ameer-e-Hind. The Ameer-e-Hind of the outfit has been identified as Mudabbir Mushtaq Shaikh.
A resident of Malwani in Mumbai, Rizwan was given the title Naib Ameer which means deputy chief. Ameer-e-Askari or head of combat operations was a title given to Najmul Huda, a resident of Bajpe in Mangalore. Nafees Khan a resident of Hyderabad was appointed as the head of logistics.
While this was the hierarchy structure in India, the emir or the overall chief was Shafi Armar. His brother, Sultan Armar who floated the Ansar-ul-Tawhid after breaking away from the Indian Mujahideen had officially been declared as the emir.
The declaration of Sultan as the Emir was done by Abu Bakr al-Bhagdadi, the chief of the ISIS in a video. This video was in circulation two years back and had been posted on an ISIS website. Sultan however died in Syria a few months back following which his brother is said to have taken over the Ansar-ul-Tawhid.