Two youths from Telangana who attempted to join terror organisation ISIS have been deported back to Hyderabad by the Turkey police in August this year. They were reportedly radicalised when they were working in Saudi Arabia.
The youths have been identified as Habeeb Ur Rahman, a resident of Warangal and Gufran Mohiuddin, from Hyderabad. Hamid Ur Rehman had been working in the US while Gufran Mohiuddin was working in UAE.
It was reported that they did not have proper travel documents.
On questioning the duo after their deportation from Turkey, it was learnt that they first were deported to Mumbai, where the Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) questioned and released them after crosschecking their antecedents.
"We questioned and let them off. We cannot say if they had any plans to join terror outfits. They have been leading a peaceful life over the last three months or so,” an officer from the Telangana police told Times of India.
They reportedly first met when they joined an engineering college at Banjara Hills in 2008. Both went to Saudi Arabia for work for several companies before they moved to Turkey and decided to join IS in February this year.
According to the police, one of the two youths is a relative of an accused in the 2005 bomb blast case in Begumpet.
“During their stay in Saudi Arabia, they got radicalised and planned to join IS. They took the route from Turkey. One of them flew to Turkey from US and the other flew from Saudi. Before they crossed Turkey borders, the duo was nabbed,” sources told The New Indian Express.
For the past one year, Telangana police have prevented over two dozen youths belonging to the state from joining the terror organisation and are now constantly monitoring their activities.