NIA detains madrasa teacher for suspected ISIS links

Inspector Mohammad Jameel, SHO Tibba Police Station, said that a team of NIA raided the mosque in the wee hours and detained a person for suspected ISIS links.

A team of National Investigating Agency (NIA) Thursday picked up a madrasa teacher from a mosque in Ludhiana on the suspicion of having links with an ISIS module.

Sources said that Mohammad Owais (20), had come to Ludhiana from Rampur in Uttar Pradesh around a month ago and started working as a maulvi-cum-madrasa teacher at Madni mosque on Rahon road.

Inspector Mohammad Jameel, SHO Tibba Police Station, said that a team of NIA raided the mosque in the wee hours and detained a person for suspected ISIS links.

Hashim, a sewadar at the mosque, told The Indian Express, “He was working with us on trial basis. He wasn’t a permanent appointee yet. It had only been a month that he had come to Ludhiana from UP and was looking for a job. None from his family lives here. He was teaching children at our madrasa and also working as maulvi. A team from Delhi took him around 6 am today morning. He used to live in mosque only.”

Source: The Indian Express

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