The National Investigation Agency (NIA) apprehended a doctor in Pune’s Kondhwa area for his involvement in recruiting members for the terrorist organization ISIS. The accused doctor, who had been residing in Pune for many years, was responsible for the recruitment activities of the outfit. Up until now, a total of five individuals have been arrested in connection with this case.
Four others arrested by the central agency on July 3 after extensive searches were identified as Tabish Nasser Siddiqui from Mumbai, Zubair Noor Mohammed Shaikh alias Abu Nusaiba from Pune, and Sharjeel Shaikh and Zulfikar Ali Barodawala from Thane.
The NIA release stated that during the raid several incriminating materials, such as electronic gadgets and several documents related to ISIS, were found at Sarkar’s Kondhwa house.
The accused, according to the probe agency, hatched a conspiracy to further ISIS terrorist activities, known by different names such as Islamic State (IS)/Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL)/Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)/Daish/ Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP)/ISIS Wilayat Khorasan/Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham Khorasan (ISIS-K), the release said.
Sarkar was trying to disturb the unity, integrity, security and sovereignty of the country, and wage a war against the government of India as part of the ISIS conspiracy through the organisation’s “Maharashtra ISIS module”, as per NIA investigations. The agency said that it will continue to probe the Maharashtra ISIS module case.
Dr Sarkar has an experience of 16 years in treating difficult airway and regional anaesthesia. He completed his MBBS in 2001 from BJ Government Medical College in Pune and MD Anaesthesia from the same college in 2006. He is known to speak English, Marathi, Hindi and German languages. There are 18 publications which he has co-authored with field experts, sources said.