Majeeb was arrested on Saturday, a day after he landed in Mumbai on a flight from Turkey. He has been questioned extensively at an undisclosed location by members of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the country's main counter-terrorism body.
Majeed has reportedly told them that he was hit by a bullet accidentally one day. After about a week at a hospital, he phoned his family to say he wanted to return home. He claims the IS allowed him to leave an engineering team and gave him 2,000 dollars which he used to get from Iraq to Istanbul. There, he met with Indian officials who helped arrange his travel home. His father had, in the meantime, contacted NIA officers, who facilitated his return.
Majeed, according to investigators, says he was surfing the Internet to learn more about the conflict between Palestine and Israel when he began to watch orthodox Islamic preachers online.
"I was studying engineering but lost interest and began thinking about Islamic countries that followed the Shariat," he has reportedly said.
Majeed and the others told their families they were traveling to Iraq for a pilgrimage and eventually met with IS representatives. When they could not furnish a recommendation, they were asked to return to India but they insisted that they were desperate to join the IS and were then trained in the desert for 10 days and taught how to operate AK47s and other weapons.
Despite allegedly clearing written and oral exam, they were not allowed to join the war. Majeed claims the three other men from Kalyan are alive.
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