Chennai police are keeping a close watch on two youths who were deported from Turkey a fortnight ago on suspicion of them joining ISIS, reports TOI.
The two men, one a 23-year-old BCom graduate from Royapettah and a 22-year-old school dropout from Karur in Chennai, had reportedly gone to Dubai from Bangalore in August after applying a tourist visa before reaching Turkey. Apparently, the duo had told their respective families that they were looking for jobs in Bengaluru.
The duo was following instructions of an unknown man in Dubai with whom one of them was in touch who suggested going directly to Turkey might raise suspicion.
Later they were deported by Turkish authorities for suspicious movement as a staff of the lodge they were staying informed the police about them asking about how to cross the border and reach Syria.
TOI quoted an intelligence official saying, â€śTen days ago, they were sent back on a flight to Bengaluru since that was the Indian city from where they boarded their first international flight.â€ť
Post-deportation, state and central intelligence grilled them upon which one of the youths revealed that they wanted to join the ISIS believing, â€śâ€śthey were going to rule the world,â€ť after learning about them on the Internet.
They were allowed to return to their families after the interrogations were over.
According to a state intelligence official, the duo showed no sign of remorse before eventually breaking down once their families were brought in.
However, the TN police have not slapped any charges on the two after counselling although a preliminary report by Turkish authorities suggest that they were trying to join the ISIS.
This is an aggregated report from a TOI (Chennai) article published on November 21, 2015.