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What is delaying the extradition of this alleged ISIS recruiter from Bhatkal


Bengaluru, Nov 25: Adnan Hassan Damudi, a resident of Bhatkal, who was detained in Dubai for an alleged link to the ISIS, would be an important person for India to have deported or extradited.

Damudi was detained in Dubai in the month of March 2015, but so far no progress has been made in having him deported or extradited.


Indian officials say that they are still working on the case and the UAE would need more information on him before the process of deportation or extradition is effected.

India is, however, working overtime on this case and is trying to ascertain the current status of Damudi in Dubai.

What does India have on Damudi:

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 contends 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.

While there have been details emerging regarding Damudi's alleged activities, there has not been much progress where his extradition formalities are concerned.

The Hyderabad police need to provide the bulk of the information to the Union Government so that the formalities can be completed with the UAE.

Moreover, the UAE is always known to demand concrete evidence before it could deport any suspect from their soil.

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