Indian Woman With Alleged ISIS Link Sent to Judicial Custody

Published: 12th September 2015 10:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th September 2015 04:34 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

HYDERABAD: An Indian woman, who was arrested here for her alleged involvement in recruitment for ISIS terror outfit, was today sent to 14-day judicial custody by a court.

Afsha Jabeen, alias 'Nicky Joseph', who hails from Tolichowki area but had been portraying herself as a British national while luring youth for ISIS through social media, was deported by the UAE after which she was arrested by Cyberabad police yesterday.

She was produced before the magistrate at his residence here and was sent to judicial custody.

The 37-year-old woman was deported along with husband and children, officials had earlier said.

Jabeen was tracked in Abu Dhabi and after initial questioning. She was deported to Hyderabad where sleuths took her custody at the Rajiv Gandhi International airport and questioned her. Police then arrested her and registered a case against her.

According to Cyberabad Police, she is a co-accused in the case involving Salman Mohiuddin, also from Hyderabad, who was arrested in January this year at the airport when he was preparing to board a flight to Dubai on way to Syria via Turkey.

On January 16 this year, Salman Mohiuddin, a US-returned Hyderabadi on his way to Turkey to join ISIS, was arrested by Cyberabad police at the international airport for allegedly trying to leave the country to join the terror group, police said.

The 32-year-old US-returned engineering graduate, who is a resident of Bazarghat here, was trying to join ISIS by travelling to Dubai and from there to Syria via Turkey, the police said.

After that arrest, Afsha came under the lens of Indian security agencies as Salman had allegedly confessed during questioning to have opened several Facebook accounts along with one 'Nicky Joseph', a "British national" living in Dubai.

He had said that she had influenced and invited him to join her in Dubai in order to go to Syria.

Both of them allegedly indoctrinated and motivated several youth via social media to get attracted towards the activities of ISIS and Jihad, the officials said.

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