“We suspect three Mumbai youths could have joined ISIS” : Mumbai Police

MUMBAI: police said on Monday, Three people from same residing areas in Mumbai who have been missing for some time and his parents registered missing complaint are suspected to have joined terror outfit Islamic State (IS).

The three people have identified the name as Ayaz Sultan (23), Mohsin Sheikh (26) and Wajid Sheikh (25), all residents of Malvani area in the western suburb of Mumbai.

Malvani police station’s senior inspector Milind Kettle said, “We suspect that the three youths are joined the IS and our probe is on to ascertain this,”.

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Police officials of Mumbai said they suspect three youths are joined in the IS group because of The parents of the three men have registered a missing complaint in the Malvani police station, and also some similar reasons between three youths.

An official of the Anti-Terrorism Squad also said they suspect that the three youths have been radicalised into joining the Islamic State(IS), and also said, “we discerning the matter”.

While Sultan went missing on October 30, the other two have been missing since December 16, the ATS official said.

Malvani police station’s senior inspector Milind Kettle said similar points of these three people.

1. Sultan left home on October 30 after telling his parents that he had to go to Pune in connection with a job offer he got from a Kuwait-based firm.
2. Mohsin left home on December 16, saying he was going to attend a friend’s wedding. Wajid also left home the same day saying he had to get the name on his Aadhar card corrected.
3. Police strongly suspect that the three men were in touch with each other as they resided in the same area and also because two of them left home on the same day, he said.

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