Following India’s request, Kuwait has arrested one of its residents for allegedly funding the trip of four Maharashtra-based men to Syria. NIA officials said they were likely to go to Kuwait to interrogate him. The Kuwaiti resident, identified as Abdullah Hadi Abdul Rahman Al-Enezi (32), had allegedly transferred $1,000 to the four men when they reached Iraq.
The Kuwaiti authorities have informed that Al-Enezi indeed sent $1,000 to Areeb Majeed through Western Union. He admitted to having financed terrorism after his return from Pakistan in 2013.
Four Maharashtra men
In 2014, the NIA arrested Kalyan resident Areeb Majeed on his return from Syria. Majeed and his three friends left India on the pretext of a pilgrimage to Iraq in May 2014 and from there on joined the IS. While Majeed returned after being disillusioned by the violence there, the whereabouts of Fahad Sheikh, Aman Tandel and Saheem Tanki are still not known. Security agencies believe that Tanki was killed in a drone strike last year.