A team of National Investigating Agency (NIA) Thursday picked up a madrasa teacher from a mosque in Ludhiana on the suspicion of having links with an ISIS module.
Sources said that Mohammad Owais (20), had come to Ludhiana from Rampur in Uttar Pradesh four months ago and started working as a maulvi-cum-madrasa teacher at Madni mosque on Rahon road.
Inspector Mohammad Jameel, SHO Tibba Police Station, said that a team of NIA raided the mosque in the wee hours and detained a person for suspected ISIS links.
Hashim, a sewadar at the mosque, told The Indian Express, “He was working with us on trial basis. He wasn’t a permanent appointee yet. It had been four months since he had come to Ludhiana from UP and was looking for a job. None from his family lives here. He was teaching children at our madrasa and also working as maulvi. A team from Delhi took him around 2.30 am today morning. He used to live in mosque only.”