Andrabi angle being probe, separatist leader says no ISIS link

Police in Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana are investigating claims by three arrested youths from Hyderabad that they were planning to meet separatist leader Asiya Andrabi to join jihadi terror groups even as she dismissed as “fabricated” allegations that she had any links with Islamic State.

“We are in touch with the Telangana police. All the agencies are investigating. It is a serious case so we are on the job,” Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh told reporters in Jammu.

Singh was asked about claims by the three youths who were arrested on December 27 following their detention by police last week from  Nagpur airport before they were to leave for Srinagar to meet Andrabi, chief of radical outfit Dukhtaran-e- Millat.

Telangana Director General of Police Anurag Sharma said they were also investigating “reports” claiming Andrabi had visited Telangana earlier.

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