Jamia youths were ‘instigated by a Syrian girl to raise money for IS’? “Romantic angle” exposed before the NIA

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has uncovered a possible romantic angle behind the alleged involvement of a 22-year-old BTech student of Jamia Millia Islamia in raising money for the dreaded terror group Islamic State (IS), according to ThePrint has learned.

According to security sources, the student, who was arrested on Saturday for his alleged links to IS, was “in love” with a Syrian girl who asked him to “raise money through crowdfunding for jihad and then give him”. encouraged them to send them to camps in Syria, including al-Hol (a detention camp for those displaced by the ‘IS’ fighting) in Syria.

Sources said Mohsin Ahmed, a native of Patna, had cashed more than Rs 4 lakh in the form of cryptocurrencies into the account of a leading crypto platform “not only from India but also from Maldives, Bangladesh and Indonesia”. The sources said the money was “sent to Iraq and Syria to continue ISIS activities.”

Let us inform that the NIA had arrested this electrical engineering student from Batla House in Delhi on June 25 for being an active member of ISIS in a registered case related to online and land based activities of the terrorist group across India.

Sources said Ahmed was arrested after another Jamia student “alerted” the agency about his “suspicious activities”.

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