Three cousins from a family in Hyderabad who were about to board a flight to Srinagar at Nagpur airport in order to join terror outfits were arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad on Saturday. The arrests were made based on information given by the Telangana Intelligence department. The three were identified as Abdul Basith and Omar Faruq Hussaini of Babanagar, Chandrayangutta, and Maaz Hussain of Mehidipatnam. They were said to be heading to join a terror outfit like the ISIS or the al-Qaeda.
Two of the three were engineering dropouts and had been caught in Kolkata in September 2014 while they were on their way to join the ISIS via Bangladesh. They were then brought back to Hyderabad and counselled with the help of their parents and religious leaders. No criminal case was booked at that time.
Telangana intelligence wing tipped Maha ATS