Indians in IS recruitment video from Azamgarh?

In 2015, unconfirmed inputs from Syria had suggested that Sajid was killed in a attack by allied forces.

Published: 22nd May 2016 06:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd May 2016 06:11 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Mohammed Sajid alias Bada Sajid, an Indian Mujahideen from the Azamgarh module, who managed to escape during the 2008 Batla House encounter is among the Indian terrorists featured in ISIS new propaganda video. Security agency sources tracking the pugmarks of absconding terrorists identified Sajid from the 22-minute long video.

Another Azamgarh Module member identified in the video is suspected to be Abu Rashid alias Danda. Both the terrorists belong to Sanjarpur village in Azamgarh, which was once called a ‘terror nursery’.

The photographs of the two terrorists that the agencies have are almost eight years old, however, they asserted that two who appeared in the ISIS video are suspected to be Sajid and Rashid.

In 2015, unconfirmed inputs from Syria had suggested that Sajid was killed in a attack by allied forces.

Before travelling to Syria, Sajid was sheltered by Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and he was coordinating with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a terrorist group with a strong base in north-western federally administrated tribal areas along the Afghan border. He is on the most wanted list of the National Investigation Agency which has announced a `10 lakh bounty for any information that could lead to his arrest.

“We spent several years in Afghanistan and thereafter we travelled to Syria after pledging support to ISIS,” said the two individuals, suspected to be Abu Rashid and Bada Sajid, in the video.

Sources said the third Indian terrorist in the video may be Rehman, from Hyderabad, who went missing from US.

He is the only Indian recruit in the video with heavily-accented English. He calls for engineers and doctors in the West and in India to leave their jobs and make Hijrah (migration) to Syria. The fourth terrorist identified in the video is believed to be Fahad Tanvir of Thane.

Bhatkal on Sajid

New Delhi: Arrested IM co-founder Yasin Bhatkal had told investigators that Mohammad Sajid had played a major role in forging ties with the Al Qaeda and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan following a rift within Pakistan’s ISI-sponsored terror outfit.  He later defected to ISIS.

New Delhi: Arrested IM co-founder Yasin Bhatkal had told investigators that Mohammad Sajid had played a major role in forging ties with the Al Qaeda and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan following a rift within Pakistan’s ISI-sponsored terror outfit.  He later defected to ISIS.

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