A man has been arrested in Kuwait for allegedly funding Islamic State sympathisers in India. According to reports, the man named Abdulla Hadi Abdul Rehman Al Enezi was the one who funded the trip of the four Kalyan youths who went to West Asia to join the Islamic State.
One of them, Arif Majeed, was nabbed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in 2014.
Following a tip-off from the NIA, the Kuwaiti authorities snooped in on Enezi and brought him to book. Enezi is believed to have sent as much as USD 1000 to the youth. India was rocked by the news of the four youths namely Shaheen Tanki, Fahad Shaikh, Aman Tandel and Arif Majeed, leaving the country to join the Islamic State in May 2014 – at the height of the barbaric terror group’s influence in the troubled West Asia.
File photo of Arif Majeed.
Of them, Majeed was lured back to India in November 2014, who then spilled the beans on how they were recruited and what they were being made to do. The four were the first Indians to have left the country to join IS. They went on the pretext of visiting holy places but disappeared thereafter. India and Kuwait have long been working together on counter-terror and strategic issues. Enezi will now be interrogated by the NIA.