NEW DELHI: The Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested two men from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka on charges of recruiting for Islamic State (IS) and for funding the travel of the recruits to Syria.
According to information gathered by the Regional Telegraph, the duo identified as Ahamed Abdul Cader, 40, from Ramanathpuram in Tamil Nadu and Irfan Nasir, 33, from Frazer town in Bengaluru were arrested by the NIA after their names cropped up during investigations in cases related to the Islamic State.
It has been learnt that Cader is a business analyst at a bank in Chennai, while Irfan Nasir is a rice merchant based in Bengaluru.
The NIA claims to have recovered “incriminating material” and electronic devices. Both the accused were produced before Special NIA Court, Bengaluru, and remanded to 10 days of NIA custody.
It is pertinent to mention here that on Oct 8, the Foreign Policy magazine in its report had revealed “Indians and Central Asians as the new face of the Islamic State.”
In its report, the Foreign Policy said the Indian and Central Asian linkages that the group fostered are already having repercussions beyond the region.