Zakir Naik’s henchman arrested by Kerala Police suspected recruiting youth to Join ISIS

Mumbai: Islamic Preacher Zakir Naik has again come to trouble. The Associate of the Islamic Research Foundation(IRF) has arrested by the Kerala Police on Wednesday for allegedly recruiting the youth from Kerala for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The accused Arshid Qureshi’s who is a member to IRF is confirmed but it would be the first arrest of a member of Naik’s organisation. Qureshi was arrested from Seawoods in Mumbai following which he was produced at the magistrate court in CBD-Belapur on Thursday. The preachings of Naik have inspired the Dhaka cafe terrorist where Zakir Naik is in trouble in the case. The accused has been remanded to transit custody for four days.

Zakir Naik’s henchman arrested by Kerala Police suspected recruiting youth to Join ISIS

Zakir Naik's henchman arrested by Kerala Police suspected recruiting youth to Join ISIS
Zakir Naik’s henchman arrested by Kerala Police suspected recruiting youth to Join ISIS

Zakir Naik’s henchman and his organisation have been under the watch of the security and intelligence Bureau authorities since the terrorists who killed 20 people at a cafe in Dhaka on July 1. As the terrorists got inspired from the speeches of the Zakir Naik.

Zakir Naik Associate has been in the custody for more than three days whereas both Maharashtra ATS and Kerala Police will have to access to him. Ebin Jacob, the brother of one of the missing women, Merin aka Mariam, had accused her husband, Bestin Vincent aka Yahia, and Qureshi for attempting to convert him to Islam and force him to join Isis. Jacob had gone to Mumbai with Bestin to meet Qureshi.

As per the statement, Qureshi insisted that Ebin should embrace Islam and join IS. It was Bestin who compelled Ebin to come to Mumbai and meet Qureshi,” Ernakulam ACP KV Vijayan, the investigating officer, had said.

The police charged Zakir Naik Associate Qureshi and Vincent with Section 13 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) after Jacob’s statement. However more than 21 people from Kerala who went missing earlier this month are believed to join the ISIS members.  Many of the people are forcibly converted to Islam.

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