Pune girl detained in Kashmir likely to be handed over to family

Pune girl detained in Kashmir likely to be handed over to family
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Srinagar: A Pune-based teenage girl who was detained by the Jammu and Kashmir Police following an intelligence input that she wanted to join banned ISIS terror group, is likely to be handed over to her family, sources said Saturday.
The girl identified as Sadiya Anwar Shaikh, who turned 18 in November last year, had come from Pune and was staying in Bijbehara as a paying guest and planning to join the ISIS, the police have claimed.
However, during her extensive questioning, the school dropout turned out to be having radical thoughts who had fallen prey to false propaganda on social networking site about alleged suffering of the Kashmiri people at the hands of government forces, the officials said.
The state police have got in touch with her mother and aunt and she will be handed over to them as there is no case pending against the detained girl either in the Valley or Maharashtra, they said.
It was a case of misinterpreting an intelligence input by the Jammu and Kashmir police who were informed by central security agencies that a Pune-based girl, who was detained on various occasions by the ATS Pune, had shifted her base to the Valley and that surveillance needs to be mounted. (Agencies)

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