Did Bhatkal resident fund ISIS through hawala transactions?
The Intelligence Bureau had detained Rawoof Ahmed a resident of Bhatkal in Karnataka at Pune. He is likely to be handed over to the National Investigation Agency which is probing cases related to the ISIS.
The agencies who kept a tab on him after it had been found that his chat messages were suspicious in nature detained him at the airport while he was tying to leave for Dubai.
It is not clear whether he was planning to go to Syria from Dubai and that is under probe an officer with the Intelligence Bureau informed OneIndia.
Hawala transactions under scanner
The investigators suspect that he could have been involved in hawala transactions for the ISIS. The NIA which has arrested 14 persons across the country for alleged ISIS links is likely to take over the case.
Prima facie it appears he was connected to the module that was recently busted by the NIA.
Ahmed who is a resident of Darul Zakwan, Ayesha Masjid compound, Aminuddin Road in Bhatkal was on the radar of the IB for several months now.
He was alleged to have raised and transferred funds to the ISIS module in India. His links with the Shafi Armar, the brother of Sultan Armar who is said to have founded the ISIS India faction is also under probe.
The Armar brothers incidentally are residents of Bhatkal too.