New Delhi, Jan 30: Better late than never. Adnan Damudi, a resident of Bhatkal who was detained in Dubai in March 2015 was finally deported on Friday along with two others and is currently in the custody of the National Investigating Agency.
Of the three deportations that took place yesterday, the NIA lay importance on Damudi the most as he was an active recruiter.
NIA officials say that his link has been found with the recent arrests that they have made of alleged ISIS sympathisers. While the extradition process was slow, it finally happened as clinching proof of his involvement in ISIS related activities in India had been found.
Who is Adnan Damudi?
Adnan Damudi is a commerce graduate from the Karnataka university in Dharwad. He came in touch with Sultan Armar the founder of the Ansar-ul-Tawhid which recruits Indians into the ISIS. After the death of Sultan he remained in touch with his brother Shafi who allegedly heads the outfit today.
It was on a tip off by India that the authorities in Dubai detained Damudi. This resident of Bhatkal, Karnataka is said to be involved with the ISIS and focused on recruitments in the Hyderabad region. It is the Hyderabad police which would seek his custody if at all he is deported to India.
India contended that Damudi was responsible for luring several youth from Hyderabad to join the ISIS. He is said to have even deposited a sum of Rs 50,000 into the accounts of one recruits so that he could travel to Syria.
India also contends that Damudi is closely associated with Shafi Armar, another youth from Bhatkal believed to be heading the India recruiting wing of the ISIS which goes by the name Ansar-ul-Tawhid.
India had also sent details of his twitter account @adnandamudi. This account had messages which were sympathetic towards the ISIS. There was also propaganda material on it, the investigators had contended.