Hyderabad, Jan 16: A Hyderabad resident was picked up for questioning after it was found that he was trying to join the ISIS. Salman Moinuddin was flying to Syria via Dubai when he was picked up by the police.
The police say that they are questioning him for more details and it appears that he was sympathetic towards the ISIS.
Educated in Houston:
Police sources told Oneindia that 22-year-old Salman is a resident of Asifnagar in Hyderabad. He holds an Masters degree in Engineering from Houstan, United States of America.
He is said to have told the police he is sympathetic towards the ISIS. He was to fly to Dubai where was to meet a lady by the name Nicky alias Ayesha.
From there the two were planning on leaving for Syria via Turkey. It is, however, unclear what role Nicky had to play in this incident.
The arrest of Salman comes a month after the Intelligence Bureau (IB) launched the operation chakravyuh or operation maze. [Chakravyuh: These ISIS recruits didn't know who they were speaking to]
The Hyderabad police were tipped off by the IB regarding Salman who is said to have been in regular touch with some sympathisers of the ISIS.
As per operation Chakravyuh, the IB officials create fake handles of ISIS operatives and chat up with possible recruits. The IB had made it clear that they would only keep a watch.
However, they added that the police would be tipped off and the youth arrested the moment they would try and slip out of the country.