Mumbai, January 24: Mohammed Hussain Jamil Khan, the alleged Islamic State member who was arrested on Friday night from Mumbai’s Mazgaon area, confessed about his alleged involvement with the terror outfit in front of the National Investigating Agency court.Also Read - Roadside Bombing Targets Taliban Vehicle, Ends Up Killing 2 Afghan Civilians Including Child
Khan, a businessman by profession lives in Mazgaon area with two wives and four daughters. He is the 15th suspect arrested by the NIA in a nationwide sweep carried out by the agency before Republic Day. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: NIA Raids 16 Locations in 'ISIS-Voice of Hind', Bathindi IED Recovery Cases
Report suggest that Khan was in touch with Mudabbir Shaikh, an alleged ring leader of Islamic State ‘group in India’, who was arrested from Mumbra on Friday. Also Read - Kabul Airport Blasts: Pak's ISIS Face Mawalawi Farooqi May be Behind Attacks | All You Need to Know
According to The Hindu, on Saturday evening when Khan was brought at the NIA court where Judge NK More asked him whether he wanted to say anything on his arrest, to which Khan said, “Mujhse galti hogayee, Sir” (I have committed a mistake, Sir). Read Also: (Court sends two ISIS suspects arrested from Hyderabad for three days remand)
However Shabnam Shaikh, lawyer of Khan alleged that her client made a confession under the pressure of probing agency, report said.
Khan’s family are clueless about his involvement with the international terror outfit. The court granted three days’ transit remand for Khan and he will be produced before Patiala Court in New Delhi.
In last three days at least 20 IS sympathisers have been arrested by the NIA who carried out a sweeping operation before Republic Day.
It is believed that the youth’s all aged between 20-32 were brainwashed and were radicalised online by Mohammad Shafi Armar alias Yousuf, a native of Bhatkal, Karnataka.
The probing agency reportedly said that the previously banned terror outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM) are re-branding themselves in India as the Islamic State (IS).
(Picture of Mohammed Shareef Moinuddin Khan who was arrested in Hyderabad by the NIA and his wife addressing media)