IS links: NIA files chargesheet against Areeb Majeed
Areeb Majeed (Source: Express photo)
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a chargesheet against Areeb Majeed, the civil engineering student from Thane, who reportedly fought for Islamic State (IS) before returning home in November 2014. The chargesheet has been filed under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
Sources told The Indian Express that requests under the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) had been sent to 12 countries, including to the governments of Syria and Afghanistan, seeking details of Majeed’s activities and evidence of his online activities.
The Indian Express had earlier reported that the NIA was seeking details from Afghanistan on an Afghan businessman, identified as Rehman Daulati, who is also under scanner. Daulati, along with a Kabul resident identified as Ahmed Rateb Hussein Zade, were allegedly in touch with a local businessman in Kalyan who is also under the scanner. There is some indication that Daulati may have played a role in the funding for the four youths to travel overseas and join IS, sources said.
Source:: Indian Express