New Delhi, Dec 18: Is the ISIS looking to recruit girls in the age group of 14 to 20 in India? The radar on the recruitments being carried out by the ISIS in India has been upped following the arrest of Sirajjiudin, an Indian Oil Corporation official hailing from Karnataka.
When he was arrested in Rajasthan by the ATS of that state, it was alleged that he was trying to recruit youth from South India and Maharashtra.
The investigators are also checking to find out if any girls had come under his radar. While this is one part of the probe, the Intelligence Bureau officials say that while scanning for ISIS related activity they had found that the outfit's recruiters were trying to trap or lure girls in the age group of 14 and 20.
Why is the ISIS luring girls?
The recruitment pattern of the ISIS has become clear now and world over, it has been found that they are recruiting several women as well. Intelligence Bureau officials say that there have been various attempts made by them to lure girls from India as well. It was noticed in one case at Hyderabad that a group comprising both boys and girls have attempted to make their way into an ISIS camp.
The ISIS has been making specific pleas in the Southern states and also in Pune, Maharashtra to rope in more girls into the outfit. One girl aged 16 is already under the radar of the the Intelligence Bureau officials.
The officials suspect that she was in touch with some recruiters from India including Sirajjudin. Her conversations with the recruiters are currently being analysed and the officials will study the extent of the radicalisation.