An HR employee from a reputed software firm was deported to India yesterday on suspicion of being the member of an ISIS sleeper cell. Kabir, a 32-year-old resident of Pune, allegedly joined the ISIS sleeper cell and was active on various social media platforms on their behalf.
Kabir was interrogated by the NIA for two days before being handed over to Maharashtra police, who are now carrying out detailed investigations.
A detailed report from police has revealed that Kabir joined ISIS only because he misunderstood the meaning of “Sleeper” Cell. Kabir thought it has something to do with sleeping at work, which he had years of hands-on experience in.
A relative of Kabir had approached External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Twitter expressing concerns that Kabir had suddenly turned quite active on social media since he switched jobs and had been sharing and retweeting posts from various fringe elements like AAP, JNU, AMU etc.
“The organisations he promoted have a high rate of unemployement. Hence, we could easily track his roots back to ISIS,” said a member of Indian Consulate General.