Indian authorities arrest ISIS financial supporter in Syria

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) National Investigation Agency (NIA) in India arrested on Sunday a university student, named Mohsin Ahmed Khan, charged with being an active member in Islamic State Organization (ISIS), as he was collecting and sending money to the organization.

OpIndia website reported that the suspected, who hails from Patna, Bihar’s capital, was arrested by the NIA after conducting searches at his house in Delhi’s Batla House.

“He was collecting funds from those associated with ISIS from abroad as well. After collection, he would transfer this fund to Syria and other countries through cryptocurrencies to carry out the activities of the terrorist organization,” according to OpIndia.

“Further investigation in this regard is currently underway. The NIA is currently looking for who else was in contact with him, who else is involved in these activities, and how much money was sent to him and to Syria so far,” the source added.

“Mohsin Ahmed is an engineering student and studies in the first year of the engineering course. His family says the allegations against him are false. The family has said that they challenge the NIA’s claims in court,” OpIndia added.

Reporting by Emma Jamal