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Alleged ISIS recruiter sent to police custody

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Hyderabad: A city court on Tuesday sent alleged ISIS recruiter Afsha Jabeen alias Nicky Joseph to police custody for 10 days.

She was arrested by police at the airport here on September 11 after she was deported from Dubai along with her husband and three children.

The 37-year-old woman, a resident of Toli Chowki area in the city, was sent to 14 days judicial custody on Sep 12.

Police now look to gather more information about the youth she and another accused Salman Mohiuddin were in touch with through social media to invite them to join ISIS.

While luring youth online to join the terror group, Afsha was using fictitious name Nicky Joseph and claiming to be a British national.

Police came to know about her in January this year when Salman, a US returned engineer, was arrested at Hyderabad airport while leaving for Dubai. He had told police that he along with the woman planned to go to Syria to join ISIS.

During the questioning after her arrest on September 11, she told police that was running Facebook groups to recruit youth. She reportedly confessed that she is a strong supporter of ISIS as the group stopped Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from committing atrocities on Sunnis and wanted to establish Sharia.

–IANS