Kuwait arrests its national who helped Areeb Majeed in Iraq

Acting on an National Investigation Agency (NIA) tip-off, the Kuwaiti authorities have arrested the man who financed stay of Areeb Majeed, an Indian national chargesheeted for his alleged association with the terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, in Iraq.

The Kuwaiti authorities informed the NIA in response to a request made under the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty existing between the two countries that they had arrested 32-year-old Abdullah Hadi Abdul Rahman Al-Enezi who admitted to having sent $1,000 to Majeed.

The NIA had sought details from Kuwait after the agency came to know that a Kuwaiti national had sent money to Majeed and three of his associates while they were staying in Iraq in May, 2014.

Majeed and others used the money for travelling to Syria.

According to the NIA, the Kuwaiti national reportedly admitted to having supported terrorist organisations and having been involved in financing of terrorism after his return from Pakistan in 2013.

The Kuwaiti authorities have registered a case against him.

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