Man claiming to be journalist held for his plan to join ISIS

Friday, Aug 7, 2015,19:30 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | A Mumbai-based journalist who declared his plan to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on social media platform has been arrested by the Delhi Police.
He also described the hanged 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blast convict Yakub Memon as a martyr, police officials said.
The police had been looking for the controversial newsman ever since he declared his dangerous intentions through the social media and he managed to flee from Bandra on August 5. He is being questioned at Vasant Vihar police station.
Claiming to be a journalist, the person, calling himself Zuber Ahmed Khan, addressed his communication to ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. His controversial post came to the notice of the police following the information passed on by a socially concerned person.
The so-called journalist expressed his desire to join the extremist outfit, ISIS, by giving up his citizenship of India. The extremist outfit controls a large part of Iraq and Syria and continues to expand its bases.