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Afsha Jabeen, an alleged ISIS recruiter who was recently deported from the UAE for promoting the terror group, has confessed to motivating at least 15 Indian Muslim youths to join the Islamic State.

Afsha, also known as Nicky Joseph, was deported along with her husband Devendra from Dubai. She will remain in the Hyderabad Police's custody until Thursday. She has reportedly revealed that among the Indians she had convinced, three were from Hyderabad, The Times of India reported.

The police are trying to nab the sympathisers, some of whom have been located and taken into judicial custody, the report said.

On being quizzed by the Intelligence Bureau, Afsha admitted that she along with "her partner in crime" Salman Mohiuddin had opened many Facebook accounts and were using social media to support their cause.

Salman Mohiuddin is a US-returned Hyderabadi, who was arrested in January 2015 while trying to go to Syria via Dubai.

A mother-of-three daughters, Afsha originally hails from Hyderabad and was living in Dubai, pretending to be a Briton. Upon her arrival at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, she was arrested by the city police.

According to Hindustan Times, Afsha's husband had no idea about his wife's secret life as an Islamic State recruiter.