A woman thought to be an online recruiter for the Islamic State has been arrested by the Cyberabad police. Afsha Jabeen, 38, was reportedly deported last night from Dubai along with her husband, identified as Devender Kumar, who goes by "Mustafa".
In January, the woman's alleged IS link was outed by a young techie who was detained at the Hyderabad airport. Salman Moihuddin, in his early 30s, reportedly told the police that a woman posing as a British national, who used the name Nicky Joseph, had met him online and claimed that she was in love with him and would elope with him from Dubai. Together, they planned to move to Syria to join the IS.
Mr Moihuddin is married, has a master's in Science, and had worked earlier in the US.
The police said today that Mr Mohiduddin and Ms Jabeen, who is an Indian citizen, "indoctrinated and motivated several youth via social media platform to get attracted towards the activities of ISIS and Jihad". A case has been filed against them under the prevention of unlawful activities act.