HYDERABAD: Konakalla Subrahmanyam alias Omer, who was arrested recently by the Hyderabad Special Investigation Team (SIT) for having links with Islamic State, was allegedly influenced by reading three books on Islam.
In his confessional statement, the 24-year-old Omer said he had met one Abdul Shukur, who worked in a madrasa in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh and gifted him three books—‘Shrushtini Kaadu, Shrushti Kartanau Poojinchu’, ‘O Manishi Nee Shrushti Kartanu Gurtinchu’ and ‘Life History of Prophet Mohammed and Laailaahailla-Illaihu Mahummadur - Rasoolu-Illah—which influenced him to convert to Islam.
“I got circumcision (Kathana) at Machilipatnam with the help of Dr Chand Pasha. I also attended prayers at Tabligh Jamath Masjid there. Later, I attended Tablig Jamat at Siddipur in Gujarat where I met one Mohammed Shafi of Hyderabad. I underwent training in rituals at Darul-ul-Uloom madrasa for nine months at Khali village near Siddipur,” he told investigators.
Omer also allegedly assisted a Srinagar youth in collecting funds in Hyderabad. In May, Mohammed Amir of Islamic Global School of Srinagar told him that they wanted to visit the city to collect donations for his school. Omer, born and brought up in Krishna district, came in contact with one Abu Qahafa Al-Hindi Waseem, a resident of Saudi Arabia, through an app. He also contacted Abu Muhammad of Pakistan, Abudl Jaleel Oyelese of Nigeria, Aidi Sumaili of Johannesburg and Ismail Sha Sahil of Pakistan on Facebook.
“The investigators have obtained Omer’s Facebook messenger details from his mobile phone in which he had conversation with one Ismail of Pakistan on June 7, 2016 regarding Moulana Masood Azhar, dreaded Pak terrorist,” said sources.