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Diplomatic win as UAE deports another ISIS sympathiser to India

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    New Delhi, Aug 20: The United Arab Emirates has deported Irfan Ahmed, a resident of Kashmir on the charge that he was a sympathiser of the Islamic State. This is the second person from Kashmir that the UAE has deported on India's request on the same charge.

    Diplomatic win as UAE deports another ISIS sympathiser to India

    Last year, the UAE had deported Afshan Parvaiz a resident of Ganderbal in Kashmir after he was found to be sympathetic towards the ISIS. It may be recalled that another Kashmir resident, Afshan Parvaiz was deported in May this year from Turkey on similar charges.

    Ahmed, an engineer was picked up by the Dubai police on April 28 this year on the suspicion that he had ISIS links. His family then requested the Indian agencies to track him, following which a request was made to the UAE.

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    Ahmed had entered Dubai from Oman, when he was detained by the police. After questioning him intensely, it was found that he was sympathetic towards the ISIS and also very active on the social media. Working with a telecom company in Dubai, Zargar maintained that he had travelled to Oman for setting up a business of handcrafts. The Dubai officials had carried out thorough search of his apartments in Sharjah and later whisked him away to an undisclosed location.

    The UAE at first was reluctant to deport him, but India persuaded the authorities for five months before the authorities finally gave in. On being brought back to India, he was subject to intense questioning by various agencies including the Intelligence Bureau and the National Investigation Agency. He has now been handed over to the Kashmir police.

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    NIA sources tell OneIndia that during the interrogation, nothing concrete emerged. He was active on the social media and we have collected those details. Meanwhile the Jammu and Kashmir police will continue to question him to find out more about his activities.

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