Two Indians wanted in terror cases detained in Saudi Arabia, Dubai

The detainees have been identified as Abu Sufiyan alias Asadullah Khan and Zainul Abideen alias Zahid Sheikh.

Written by Johnson T A | Bengaluru | Published:October 10, 2015 3:05 am
indians, indians detained in saudi, indians terrorism cases, Lashkar e Taiba, german bakery blast, Pune German bakery blast, German Bakery, India latest news Zainul Abideen, one of the accused is alleged to have procured explosives used in the Pune German Bakery blast and supplied it to Syed Afaque, the main supplier of explosives to the IM.

Two Indian nationals wanted in terror cases in India have been detained in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates and are expected to be deported soon. While Abu Sufiyan alias Asadullah Khan has been detained in Saudi Arabia, Zainul Abideen alias Zahid Sheikh has been nabbed in Dubai in the UAE.

Hyderabad native Sufiyan (50) allegedly participated in terror conspiracy meetings in Riyadh in 2011-12 with a few youths from Karnataka and Maharashtra who were arrested for alleged links with Lashkar-e-Toiba.

Sufiyan is identified as Mohammed Asad Khan in an Interpol red corner notice and as Asadullah Khan alias Asad Khan alias Abu Sufiyan in a November 2012 NIA chargesheet in an alleged LeT conspiracy to recruit youths in India to carry out terror activities.

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The NIA has accused Sufiyan of taking part in meetings in Riyadh in 2011 involving LeT terrorists from Hyderabad Abdul Bari, Siddique bin Osman alias Abu Hanzala and Furkhan Bhai alias Abdullah and some men from Karnataka and Maharashtra to allegedly initiate jihadist activities in India. He is wanted in the Bangalore LeT  case on charges of “attempt to murder, illegally acquiring or possessing firearms, collecting men, ammunition and preparing to wage war against India’’.

Of the five Indian youths who allegedly attended the meetings with Abu Sufiyan, two have been arrested by NIA. These are a dentist from Mysore Dr Imran Ahmed and MBA student from Aurangabad Mohammad Akram.  Another youth who attended the meetings, Karnataka-based doctor  Usman Ghani, was detained in Saudi Arabia three years ago but was later released.

Bangalore doctor Dr Sabeel Ahmed, who was briefly accused in a 2007 plot to attack Glasgow airport but was later freed and sent to India, has been named by NIA in the LeT case as a Saudi Arabia-based man who helped link up two key accused.  Sources said Sufiyan was detained eight months ago and agencies are trying to obtain deportation orders.

Zainul Abideen’s (27) name came up this year during Bangalore police’s probe into the explosives supply chain feeding IM. Abideen, who lived in Bhatkal, allegedly  procured explosives for the 2011 German Bakery blast and supplied it to Syed Ismail Afaque, a doctor arrested in January on charges of being IM’s main explosives supplier. Sources said Abideen was detained 20 days ago in Dubai and is likely to be deported in a week.

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    axarma
    Oct 12, 2015 at 2:06 am
    How many of them have slipped through the net or let them go free?
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      Ramprabu
      Oct 10, 2015 at 5:42 am
      Its Un imaginable that Congress trying to hatch Conspiracy against India Joining hands with stani elements to defame Modi and defeat BJP in India. They were not able to Digest the Success of Ajith Doval They propped up North eastern students attack and Demanded Resignation of ajit doval saying IB failure.. the reality is Ajit Doval challenged stan directly: "You can do one Mumbai; you may lose Balochistan". since he is a strong pillar for Modi foriegn policy congress and allies stan wanted him to resign. check the facts in youtube of ajit doval They were not able to digest Modi influence among NRI.. To defame Modi and Destroy his NRI support they propped up Hardik patil and Instigated Violence across Gujarat to defame Gujarat first in order to cut Modi root base. This is not new to Congress they propped up Bhindranwale to undercut Akalis, Sonia Congress propped up Kejriwal,Yadav to undercut BJP in 2014. now they Propped up Congress MLA Ajai Rai and istigated communal tension in Modi base of Varanasi.. Now he was arrested for Communal tension in Varanasi ( Even Mulyam sing said their is link between muzafarpur riots and varanasi tension.. he is admitting his own allies congress behind it) To Defame BJP all over India and Embar India in International arena they have propped up Beef Controversies all over India. If an Omar Abdullah MLA held a Beef party everyone would know its Congress behind it.. so with help of an Independent MLA they hosted the party and Provoked BJP MLA. knowing they will react.. its unfortunate today that even stan is advising India about Secularisim. A country which systematically Destro Hindus and brought down potion of hindus from 12 percent to 2 percent today pointing fingers at india. The Enemy for India is not from outside its within India... only when people of India realize it no one can save India. its the tragedy of India .. an Independent MLA challenging the Democracy of India and Indirectly threatening Government of India. India Biggest threat are not Terrorists its Congress. I wish Every patriotic indian thinks wise and Defeat these so called Secular Alliance once for all. Even Modi cant save India from these Anti nationals with all the media in their hand without the help from people of India
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      ambrish
      Oct 9, 2015 at 6:10 pm
      TERRORISM IS THE TRADE MARK OF 'ISLAMISTS' AND NO ONE CAN DENY THAT. OUR PHONY SECULAR LEADERS, PROTECT AND CONDONE THESE GUYS AND TURN THEIR EYES AWAY FROM THEM. THERE IS 5 TO 1 RATIO OF MAJORITY TO MINORITIES IN INDIA. THEREFORE , HAVE A GREATER CHANCE OF CONFLICTS. VESTED INTEREST IN INDIAN MEDIA AND POLITICAL PARTIES GIVE COMMUNAL TWIST TO EVERY INCIDENT THEREBY INCITING THE MINORITY. THERE IS A LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO REAP BENEFITS FROM INDIA BUT ARE NOT LOYAL TO THE FLAG, THE CONSUTION OF INDIA.
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        Rudram
        Oct 9, 2015 at 9:33 pm
        This is very good. Though if the Saudis will hang them there itself its better. The Indian judiciary is corrupt, inefficient and bows low to political masters. These guys may still escape full punishment in India.
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        Anand Drivedi
        Oct 9, 2015 at 5:53 pm
        Is this a joke? Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the Arabian sheikhdoms fund Islamic terrorist organizations all over the world. During 9/11, 18 out of the 19 hijackers in the attacks on the World Trade towers were Saudi nationals. And they arrested 2 Indians for terror. I bet the two Indians were probably fighting against terrorist outfits.
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          Kaliyug
          Oct 9, 2015 at 6:57 pm
          The best one can hope is to be sure they hang in public, this is the only way to keep youths from joining terrorist organizations.
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            Francis Anthony
            Oct 9, 2015 at 11:56 pm
            These anti-national characters should be punished severely at the earliest through fast track courts. Punishment dela is justice denied!
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            Sankar Iyer
            Oct 9, 2015 at 10:45 pm
            India is facing a great threat and it is not Mr. Modi, as our our psudo-secular left leaning media would like us to believe, Recent BBC news reports that the Moldovan police working with the FBI are reported to have stopped four attempts by smugglers to sell nuclear material to extremists in the Middle East over the past five years. As a Nuclear Physicist who had worked in Nuclear proliferation I am concerned about the security of Indian citizens. Plutonium and Uraniun do not distinguish Hindus Muslims, Christians, BJP, Congress. Our media is least interested in alerting people to these dangers and only keen to tear up the country. Remember India is a major target of ISLAMIC STATE and it is undeniable. Let the media deny it sitting on nuclear ash. I would like the leaders of all faiths to come forward and swear in the name of their holy prophets that no nuclear terrorism will be perpetuated by any followers of their faith, Let Indian Express organize a special edition on nuclear terrorism and invite specialists around the globe including those from stan. If you need any suggestion I could help. It is important that Indians should be aware of the danger. .
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