Alleged ISIS member Mudabbir Mustaq Sheikh, who was arrested from neighbouring Mumbra on Friday is IT profession and had been lately freelancing and creating software programmes.
Sheikh (40) was arrested on Friday early morning from Amrit Nagar area in a joint operation of Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad and the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
According to a report in leading daily, Sheikh was working for a firm in Goregaon and made around Rs 60,000 a month. However, he quit his job about 18 months ago and since then has been active on various social networking sites.
During the raid investigating agency also took his computer and his mobile phone. They also seized two electronic timer devices and Rs 2 lakh found in the house, reported Times.
Reports also suggest that Sheikh had also received funds to the tune of Rs 6 lakh money through ‘hawala’ route.
Speaking to dna, Sheikh’s wife Uzma said, “He was a very religious man and never believed in jihad or anything. He made sure that everyone lived peacefully and he liked reading books.”
“The only problem we feel is that he hardly left home and was working on his computer,” she added.
In a major anti-terror swoop across the country ahead of Republic Day, 13 youths were arrested by the NIA on Friday. Whereas, the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad on Saturday arrested two more men from the state.
A case against Sheikh was registered at NIA’s headquarters in Delhi after the agency came to know that the middle-east terror group ISIS was recruiting some Indians and foreign nationals for terror activities.
Shaikh has been booked under Section 125 (waging war against any Asiatic Power in alliance with the Government of India) of IPC along with various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.