Hyderabad: Youth left home to join ISIS after he failed exam, says father

The Special Investigation Team of Central Crime Station has sought four days’ remand of the three youths who are now in judicial custody.

Written by Sreenivas Janyala | Hyderabad | Updated: January 5, 2016 8:52 am

Parents of Syed Omer Farooq Hussaini, 22, one of the three Hyderabad youths who were arrested at Nagpur airport last week while they were allegedly travelling to Syria to join Islamic State (IS), had tried to keep him away from his radicalised cousins Mohammed Abdullah Basith, 20, and Maaz Hasan Farooq, 22.

“Police brought back Basith and Maaz from Kolkata last September. We wanted to cut off all ties with them but we are relatives and met at family functions, marriages and festivals. My son had mocked Basith and Maaz when they were detained last year and let off after counselling. He had told them that they were misguided. But they eventually radicalised him,” said Omer’s father Syed Azizullah Hussaini.

“Despite keeping a tab on his activities at home, we could not know what he did when he was out. On December 24, two days before he left home with Basith and Maaz, his BSc (Microbiology) supplementary exams results were announced and he had failed, again. He had failed to clear the final exam last June and had appeared for supplementary exams in October. He did not tell us about the result. He knew I would be angry and this was another reason he fled. I think Basith and Maaz started brainwashing him after he failed last year,’’ he added.

Parents of two other youngsters who left home last September with Basith and Maaz, were caught at Kolkata and brought back never allowed them to meet or even talk to them again. “Their parents keep them under strict watch and do not allow them to socialise with youths who they do not trust, especially Basith and Maaz,” an official said.

He added that Basith had planned the trip and stolen Rs 90,000 from his father’s locker. “They thought that once they reached Srinagar, they would approach any militant organisation who would take them to PoK and from there to Afghanistan and further,’’ the official said.

The three youths have been booked under IPC sections 121 (waging, or attempting to wage war, or abetting waging of war, against the government), 121-A (conspiracy to wage war against government), 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy) and under relevant sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

The Special Investigation Team of Central Crime Station has sought four days’ remand of the three youths who are now in judicial custody.

 

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    Sirius
    Jan 5, 2016 at 3:51 am
    Mr. Hussaini has attained majority. Criminal record cannot be erased. No govt. Jobs, no contract jobs in govt., no education credentials , I.e., dead end ....
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      babu
      Jan 5, 2016 at 6:00 am
      They were all Aamir Khan's fans. They were leaving India because of the intolerance here and going to join the tolerant ISIS !
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        Rajesh
        Jan 5, 2016 at 7:21 am
        This is why Trump said dont allow Mullahs into the country. This pig's own parents couldnt stop him from becoming radicalized even though they knew the people trying to radicalize him.
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          MiLady
          Jan 5, 2016 at 4:29 am
          First, the name is a cruel irony, and of course his actions are as well. He is a 'S', then 'Omar Farooq', and to top it all, he is a 'Hussaini'? His parents need a history lesson. And he goes off to kill people in Iraq and Syria, did they fail him in the exam? It is ironic that every frustrated wahabi seems to blame his ills on people of Syria and Iraq. Oh! he has been wronged in america, Europe, KSA, South Asia but he will go have his revenge on people of Iraq and Syria. Alas! the twisted hypocrisy.
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            Me Marathi
            Jan 5, 2016 at 3:42 am
            Low life ghetto breed islamic sc*ms don't want to take pains of educating themselves and find easy way to earn money or jannat. B@stards will always find excuses for failures and never do any work. Their parents too are lowly educated sc*ms and never work hard to educate their filthy breeding's. So this is bound to happen.
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