New Delhi: A 26-year-old management student from Waynad, Kerala, Nashidul Hamzafar, who was arrested by the NIA (National Investigation Agency) in September, reportedly confessed that he left India to join the ISIS or IS (Islamic State).

According to a report in The Indian Express, Hamzafar travelled to Afghanistan from Kerala to join the terror outfit. He was reportedly persuaded by 14 other youths to join the IS. The NIA is also investigating the case of these 14 people.

The news daily quoted Hamzafar’s investigation report and wrote, “They (the deportation authorities) got suspicious about my nationality. I was forcefully loaded onto a Pakistan deportation vehicle (as they thought) I was a Pakistani. I told one officer I am an Afghani and requested him to send me to Afghanistan. Accordingly, he sent me back to the Afghan camp”.

The Afghan authorities then grew suspicious and deported him back to India.