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IS Recruiter Arrested In Manila, NIA Was Looking For Her

NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has requested Phillippines to allow it to question the Karen Aisha Hamidon, believed to be a recruiter for the Islamic State terror group.She has been arrested in Manila. 

Sources said that NIA had already sent a Letter Rogatory last year over Karen Aisha Hamidon. She had reportedly played a key role in radicalising youth and alluring them, mainly through social media like Instagram and Whatsapp, for recruitment in the IS. She was believed to be in touch with two of the arrested IS terror suspects Mohd. Sirajuddin and Mohd. Naseer, sources said, 

Her name figures in two chargesheets filed by the NIA. While Sirajuddin was an Indian Oil employee and was arrested from Jaipur, Naseer was a computer engineer from Tamil Nadu who was recently deported from Sudan. 

Karen Aisha Hamidon’s network is believed to be spread far and wide as she was looking for recruits to the IS in countries from Europe as well as from Australia,Argentina, U.S. and Bangladesh. 

By TIS Staffer
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