India arrests woman 'recruiter' for Daesh flying from Dubai
Afsha Jabeen (Image sourced from ndtv.com)
Hyderabad - The police said that on credible information, Jabeen, who is suspected to be an online recruiter for Daesh, was taken into custody at the RGI Airport.
The Indian police on Friday arrested a woman suspected to be a recruiter for the Daesh militant group when she arrived from Dubai at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in suburban Shamshabad.
Cyberabad police sources told Khaleej Times that Afsha Jabeen alias Nicky Joseph is the paramour of Salman Mohiuddin who was arrested on January 16 this year at the airport just before boarding a flight for Dubai enroute to Syria via Turkey to join the Deash. Mohiuddin, who is married and has two children in Hyderabad, had planned to marry Jabeen in Dubai before leaving for Syria.
Mohiuddin, a 32-year-old techie, who has a master's degree in electronics from Houston, intended to undergo training in Syria and indulge in anti-national activities in India after his return, police said, adding that during interrogation, he confessed to have opened several Facebook accounts along with Nicky Joseph, who claimed to be a British national living in Dubai. She reportedly influenced him through indoctrination to join her before travelling to Syria.
"During the course of investigation, we came to know that Nicky Joseph was not a British national as claimed but an Indian whose original name is Afsha Jabeen. She hails from the Toli Chowki area in Hyderabad. She migrated to Abu Dhabi during her childhood, and after completing her intermediate there, she came to Hyderabad and graduated from Shadan College," the source said, adding that she was married to one Devender Kumar alias Mustafa.
The police said that on credible information, Jabeen, who is suspected to be an online recruiter for Daesh, was taken into custody at the RGI Airport, when she arrived from Dubai on Thursday night along with her husband Devender and three daughters. As she is a co-accused in the Salman Mohiuddin case, she was arrested and produced in the court. Further enquiry is going on.