A Sikh Indian-Canadian woman, suspected to be an ISIS agent, may carry out terror strikes in Delhi along with other associates who are already in the Capital, according to a specific intelligence reports.
Agencies have the name and passport details of the woman. According to the agencies she is on her way to Delhi. An alert has been sent to airports, intelligence, and investigating agencies which are tracking the activities of terror group ISIS, stating that the 35-year-old woman could carry out strikes along with other ISIS members. According to the input, the woman’s passport is due to expire in December 2016.
“In the past, Adil Fayaz Wada, an Indian living in Australia, travelled to Syria to be part of jihad. This is the first time, though, that information has been generated of a Sikh living abroad and suspected of having links with ISIS,” said an intelligence official.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which has apprehended 25 recruits and is investigating several cases related to ISIS, has also been roped in. Intelligence input have recently alarmed fears of Indians who are living abroad and being attracted to the Sunni jihadi group, which has lured hundreds of youths from the West.
According to sources more than 40 people suspected of having links with ISIS have been arrested from across the country. A total of 24 Indians have so far joined the terror outfit, of whom six were reportedly killed in different incidents.
While two returned, 16 are still reportedly part of ISIS. Several Indian youths wishing to join ISIS have been stopped from travelling abroad. One of the Indians reportedly killed fighting in Syria, Atif Vaseem Mohammed, who was a resident of Hyderabad, also lived in the US for a brief period before returning to India and travelling to Syria.
The growing influence of ISIS on Indians living in the Gulf has raised the security establishment. The concern was flagged at a recent meeting chaired by union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to combat the ISIS threat.
“Several Indians living in the Gulf are getting attracted to ISIS. These are Indian citizens and the threat of them coming back and carrying out strikes in the name of ISIS cannot be ignored,” said a government official.