Tambe’s family is in trauma as they too are not getting any confirmation about their son’s whereabouts.
Mumbai: Ministry of external affairs (MEA), government of India, is yet to get details of Tabrez Tambe, an alleged ISIS recruit who was supposedly detained in Libya. ATS sources said that they had asked the central government to get in touch with Libyan authorities immediately after Tambe’s case came to light however are yet to receive a reply. Meanwhile, Tambe’s family is in trauma as they too are not getting any confirmation about their son’s whereabouts.
MEA sources said, “The government is yet to get confirmation about the same from the Libyan government. We have carried out formal communication on the issue but a reply is yet to be received. We are yet to get confirmation.” However, MEA spokesperson Vikas Swaroop said, “I am checking on the matter. Right now, we have no details. Our Mission in Libya is ascertaining the facts from the local authorities”
Sources said, “ATS officials have already asked the government about the Tabrez case. They are yet to receive reply from the government.”A relative of Tabrez with whom his brother Saud and his mother are living told this newspaper on condition of anonymity, “Tabrez’s mother and all his family members are clueless about his whereabouts. He was a nice person. I don’t know how he got mixed up in all this. We just wanted to know if he is fine or not but we are not getting any details about him.”
Tabrez 28, a youth from Mumbra, who left to work in Egypt in January 2016, is suspected to be the latest youth from Maharashtra to have joined the proscribed ISIS. Sources said that he had called to tell his family about his arrest.