NIA says Karnataka ISIS propagandist was in touch with TN recruiter

Published: 06th June 2016 03:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th June 2016 03:51 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Wife of Indian Oil Corporation manager-turned ISIS propagandist and recruiter Mohammed Sirajuddin has testified against his terror activities in the virtual world, which were primarily focused on finding easy targets and radicalising them. 

The NIA sources said Gulbarga resident Siraj, an engineering post graduate, who was working as assistant manager in IOCL, Jaipur,  had told his wife about his plan to migrate to Syria.

Siraj, 33, was also in touch with Tanjavur’s ISIS recruit Mohammed Naser who was arrested by the NIA after deportation from Sudan last year.

The NIA recently filed a chargesheet against Naser, incorporating statement of his father, who turned a witness in the case. 

A self-radicalised supporter of terrorism, Siraj had wide overseas connection and his targets included vulnerable women.

One such girl Amina, based in UAE, was drawn into extremist ideology by Siraj, who wanted to marry her and take her to Syria along with his first wife.

“He disclosed the Syria plan to his wife when she was pregnant. Siraj told her that he wanted to take a second wife and they all could go to Syria together. Amina, who was working as domestic help, had moved to India last year when the family shifted base to Hyderabad. Later, she was deported to Kenya after Siraj’s arrest,” sources said.

“Investigation conducted by the agency has brought on record evidences of his incriminating chats, posts, videos, images and comments on facebook, whatsapp, telegram and twitter and channels on various social networking sites,” NIA said. 

Women on net

The agency, which filed a chargesheet against Siraj on Saturday in a Jaipur special court has gathered evidence that he was in touch with as many as six women abroad.


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