Australian national suspected to be Islamic State supporter deported from Delhi airport

First foreign national to be deported by India for this reason, was carrying ‘jihadi literature’.

Written by Sagnik Chowdhury | New Delhi | Updated: February 6, 2016 7:38 pm
delhi isis terrorist, delhi isis youth, delhi islamic state youth, delhi terror threat, india isis, india islamic state, delhi news, india news File photo of IGI airport in Delhi. (Photo for representational purpose only)

In a first, India on Thursday deported an Australian national on “strong indications” that he was an Islamic State supporter.

The Indian Express has learnt that a Malay-origin Australian youth, identified as Ahmad Fahim Bin Hamad Awang holding passport N2149807, was detained for questioning on Thursday night after he landed at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on a flight from Perth.

Share This Article
Share
Related Article

On receiving a tip-off, officers from a central agency questioned Awang and found jihadi literature, including Islamic State propaganda, on his laptop, sources said. Photographs of him posing with firearms were also found on the laptop, sources said.

“When he was questioned about the purpose of his visit to India, Awang said he had to attend a meeting in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area, but was evasive in his replies. He had managed to secure a valid visa. However, after scouring through the contents of his laptop, a call was taken that it was too dangerous to allow him to enter India, and he was sent back to Perth,” said a source.

The threat of lone wolf attacks by Islamic State supporters has been a matter of concern for security agencies in India, the source added.

Among the photos found by security agencies was one of a barechested Awang brandishing an assault rifle. Another showed him sitting with a pistol on his lap.

Awang’s deportation comes amid a nationwide crackdown on Islamic State supporters.

Fifteen youths have been held from various cities for allegedly forming a local Islamic State-affiliate, called the Junood-Al-Khilafa-e-Hind, and planning terror attacks.

On Tuesday, Adnan Hussain Mohammed Hussain alias Adnan Damudi, who allegedly headed a recruitment module for the outfit in Abu Dhabi, was handed over to India by the UAE. Two other alleged Islamic State supporters were also deported along with Damudi.

On December 10 last year, Mohammed Naseer, a 23-years-old software developer from Tamil Nadu, was deported from Sudan while attempting to reach Libya to join the Islamic State.

In September 2015, the UAE deported six youths from Kerala for allegedly sharing Islamic State propaganda through various social media platforms. The same month, Islamic State’s online headhunter Afsha Jabeen alias Nikki Joseph was deported by the UAE and arrested by Cyberabad police.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App now

  1. I
    indian
    Feb 6, 2016 at 3:21 am
    Now let's start blasting modi for intolerance
    Reply
    1. S
      Sirius
      Feb 6, 2016 at 6:29 am
      I hope that his Laptop, Phone etc.were either confiscated or copied for intelligence sharing (with foreign agencies) purposes ...
      Reply
      1. M
        MyTake
        Feb 5, 2016 at 11:37 pm
        This is the problem with monotheistic religion. One either become religious religious or become a terrorist psycho! Had there been a acceptable path to deviate a bit, these psychos would not have resorted to terrorists activities, leaving peace loving people alone.
        Reply
        1. M
          MyTake
          Feb 5, 2016 at 11:41 pm
          Had these terrorists been in China they would have harvested their body parts to put to better use! It's the abuse of freedom democracy is giving to them!
          Reply
          1. F
            Fixer
            Feb 6, 2016 at 3:09 am
            Great first for India. Congpeasing govt is gone long. No more softening a stand now.
            Reply
            1. V
              Vns
              Feb 6, 2016 at 10:29 am
              You are just a frustrated terrorist. You guys have no right to call anyone a kafir. Your religion is the worst religion which killed maimed raped millions since its foundation.
              Reply
              1. A
                Archpagan
                Feb 6, 2016 at 6:06 am
                He should have been air-dropped in Syria instead.
                Reply
                1. P
                  Patil
                  Feb 6, 2016 at 1:42 am
                  Brahmin ! You!
                  Reply
                  1. A
                    Ashish
                    Feb 6, 2016 at 3:33 am
                    It was wrong to deport him. He should have been let in and close watch kept so as to identify his ociates/sympathesizers in India.
                    Reply
                    1. R
                      Rajesh
                      Feb 6, 2016 at 5:42 pm
                      Pig should have landed in Kolkata, where jihadi Didi would have personally greeted him at the airport.
                      Reply
                      1. D
                        disgusted
                        Feb 6, 2016 at 2:50 am
                        Was he invited by yugpurush??
                        Reply
                        1. d
                          dv1936
                          Feb 6, 2016 at 12:36 am
                          A good job done by the security guys, is simple deportation enough in such cases. Such people should be handed over the security agencies of those countries
                          Reply
                          1. M
                            Manian K
                            Feb 6, 2016 at 8:21 am
                            Exactly. There are several supporters of such s in India. All sickulars including mamatas and forgery wals of course, Khan(di) family.
                            Reply
                            1. K
                              koodhiq
                              Feb 6, 2016 at 6:24 am
                              Trust you mean without a parae!
                              Reply
                              1. K
                                koodhiq
                                Feb 6, 2016 at 6:26 am
                                We have enough d0omestic madcaps to worry about. Don't need imported problem.
                                Reply
                                1. M
                                  madan gupta
                                  Feb 6, 2016 at 2:14 am
                                  उसकी देहली में ही फांसी देनी चाहिए थी.
                                  Reply
                                  1. M
                                    Mohan
                                    Feb 6, 2016 at 12:10 pm
                                    Now Australians should review what kind of riff-raff from other countries they have allowed to enter their nation and become citizens
                                    Reply
                                    1. m
                                      michelle_vedic_human
                                      Feb 6, 2016 at 5:50 am
                                      ASHISH,--as you rightly said,---this pedophile should have been kept under surveillance with all his movements tracked,----who his handlers are and whom his communicating and engaging with,----then cops should have done a full round up,---exactly how Bali does.
                                      Reply
                                      1. m
                                        michelle_vedic_human
                                        Feb 6, 2016 at 10:05 am
                                        DD,-----a follower of a PAEDOPHILE will also be called a PAEDOPHILE,---not only that,-----Mohammed used to keep CATS in MOSQUES whom he treated as a lucky charm and worshipped during namaz,----read your Islamic history first and tell me if I'm wrong. I would suggest you watch::::::ISLAM ROOTS and VEDIC ISLAM,---YOU TUBE::::you will get all you answers and might change your mind regarding your faith in Islam.
                                        Reply
                                        1. m
                                          michelle_vedic_human
                                          Feb 6, 2016 at 6:57 am
                                          Thats right,----air-dropped with side up.
                                          Reply
                                          1. R
                                            Raghu Kashyap
                                            Feb 6, 2016 at 12:35 am
                                            Islam is a religion which does not provide cultural evolution. Thus people who practice this faith are left uncivilized the results of such paradigm is there for the world to see. World human rights should intervene and change the so called savage practices prescribed in the relgious scriptures
                                            Reply
                                            1. Load More Comments