Mumbai, August 23, 2016: In a shocking discovery, it was revealed that out of ten people who were suspected of joining one of the largest terror group ISIS; five of them belonged to a single family.
According to the Times of India report, Ashfaque Ahmed, the eldest son of a Mumbai-based businessman Abdul Majeed took his family members- his wife, child and two cousins in June 2016 to join the Islamic State.
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The text message received by Ashfaque’s youngest brother in the last week of June, said that Ashfaque had migrated to the IS territory and doesn’t wish to come back.’Take care of mother and father,” read the last line of the message.
Though it is still not clear whether Ashfaque took his wife out of India forcibly or if she went with him on her own, they had gone together to Sri Lanka to attend for religious education. Ashfaque’s cousins, Mohammed Siraj (22) is a businessman and Ejaz Rehman(30) is a medical practitioner by profession.
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On August 6, Ashfaque’s father, Majeed filed an FIR, naming Abdur Rasheed, Haneef, a Kerala school teacher who has traveled with his son to Syria, a Navi Mumbai resident Arshi Qureshi and Kalyan resident Rizwan Khan as the ones who allegedly instigated his son to join IS, reports the Times Of India.
Though Majeed blames Haneef for “brainwashing” his son, there is not enough evidence to prove that Haneef sent Ashfaque to join IS. The cops are now questioning Islamic preacher Mohammed Haneef, who is under the custody of the crime branch.