MUMBAI: A businessman, who was on the radar of the Maharashtra Police for allegedly inciting four youths from Kalyan to join the Sunni terrorist organisation ISIS in Iraq, has denied the allegation.
Arun Dolare refuted the allegations that were made against him, and said, “I had visited Afghanistan two months ago for business purposes.
“It is ridiculous to say that I brainwashed the four youths to join the ISIS.”
Another businessman Mohsin Khan, who runs an organisation Islamic Guidance Centre, has also denied the allegations that his organisation funded the youths’ journey to Iraq, saying, “Ours is a social organisation. We run a library and awareness campaigns against addiction and female foeticide. The allegations are baseless.”
The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) had announced that the two businessmen were on their radar for inciting youths, Arif Majeed, Aman Tandel, Imran Tanki and Fahad Sheikh, to join the radical movement in the region.
They had gone to Iraq on May 25 on a pilgrimage, and are missing since then.
The Anti-Terrorism Squad has found that they had left the holy city of Karbala on May 31 for Mosul, on the Syrian border.