A court here today remanded a man, who was arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) for allegedly “recruiting” boys from suburban Malwani for terror outfit ISIS, in police custody till January 30.
Rizwan Ali was arrested yesterday from Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh, an ATS official said.
“The 23-year-old was presented before a holiday magistrate here who remanded him in police custody till January 30,” he said.
The ATS sleuths suspect that he allegedly radicalised and guided Ayaz Sultan who left the country reportedly to join ISIS last month.
ATS informed the court that Khalid, who was picked up from Kushinagar district in Uttar Pradesh, was very active on social media, and they have recovered his iPad and are in the process of retrieving all the social media chats from it.
In the court, when magistrate Amit Launkar asked Khalid if he has anything to say, he only said that he has “committed a mistake”.
The ATS had registered a case against a former BPO employee Ayaz who is missing from his residence since October 2015.
Ayaz and three other youths reportedly left home to join ISIS after being allegedly radicalised by Khalid.
However two boys – Noor Mohamad and Wajid Shaikh – returned in last week of December.
( Source – PTI )