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ATS begins probe into ‘disappearance’ of 3 youths

The Mumbai ATS has begun its probe into the “disappearance” of three youths, who are suspected to have joined terror outfit Islamic State (IS), from Malwani.

“We are talking to family and friends of the missing youths to get some leads whether they had contacted anyone of them after their disappearance,” said a senior ATS officer, requesting anonymity.

The youths, identified as Ayaz Sultan (23), Mohsin Sayyed (26) and Wajid Sheikh (25), have been missing since October 30 and December 15 respectively, police said.

According to police, Sultan left home on October 30 after telling his parents that he had to go to Pune in connection with a job offer he got from a Kuwait-based firm.

Mohsin left home on December 15, saying he was going to attend a friend’s wedding. Wajid also left home the same day, saying he had to get the name on his Aadhar card corrected, police said.

Police strongly suspect that the three men were in touch with each other as they resided in the same area and also because two of them left home on the same day.

Parents of the three men have registered a missing complaint with the Malwani police.

Speaking to PTI, Munir, brother-in-law of Wajid said, “On December 16, we had filed a missing complaint at Malwani police station and since then we are in touch with the officers of ATS as well as Malwani police.”

However, Milind Khetle, senior inspector of Malwani police station, said, “considering it to be a sensitive case, I would not be able to comment anything with regard to the missing youths.”

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