Kashmiri man looking to join Islamic State deported from Turkey

Srinagar resident Afshan Parvaiz was deported from the Turkish capital of Ankara on May 25 and whisked away to an undisclosed destination by security agencies in Delhi

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 29, 2017 9:43 pm

A Kashmiri man looking to join the so-called Islamic State has been deported from Turkey’s Ankara to India, news agency PTI reported on Monday. Srinagar resident Afshan Parvaiz was deported from the Turkish capital of Ankara on May 25 and whisked away to an undisclosed destination by security agencies in Delhi, the sources said. He was being assessed by various security agencies, they said.

Parvaiz had left home after an argument with his father, who wanted him to join a college while the son was interested in religious studies, the sources said. They said he booked himself a seat on a flight to Teheran on March 23. He was scheduled to return to Delhi on April 9 after exploring avenues for religious studies in Europe, they said.

The Kashmiri man, who is the second person to be deported from Turkey in the last two months, apparently sent a message to his family to tell them that he was facing some “problems”, the sources said. When the police and other agencies in Kashmir were informed about this, a probe was launched to locate him, they said.

According to the sources, the security agencies then got in touch with their Iranian counterparts, who found out that Parvaiz was travelling to Ankara. The authorities in Ankara were contacted and he was picked up while he was travelling in a bus in the Turkish capital, they said. He was sent to India on May 25 by a Turkish Airlines flight, the sources said.

In 2016, 21 people left Kerala to join the Islamic State. One of them was even killed in the recent US bombings in Afghanistan. He was later identified as Bestin Vincent alias Yahiya, who left India with his wife last may.

In a joint operation with police from other states, the Uttar Pradesh Anti Terror Squad recently busted an Islamic State module based in Lucknow and Kanpur. The ATS were tipped off by the Telangana State Police over the presence of suspected terrorists in Uttar Pradesh. Several members purportedly belonging to the module were taken into custody. One of them was neutralised by the security personnel in an encounter.

(With inputs from PTI)


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  1. D
    May 30, 2017 at 1:00 am
    Cut his legs
    1. P
      Peaceful People
      May 30, 2017 at 12:53 am
      aah peace, peace. All actions of peaceful people.
      1. M
        Ml Pandit
        May 30, 2017 at 12:04 am
        India must rise to the challenge by refusing to accept back citizens who leave the country to join ISIS or even HM or Let and let them be illegals in foreign lands they are caught?
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          Bulusu S Murthy
          May 29, 2017 at 9:50 pm
          Given his intent to give up his life to set up the Islamic caliphate in the world, what's the guarantee that this guy won't become a lone wolf suicide bomber in India?
          1. G
            George Cruz
            May 29, 2017 at 9:27 pm
            Hang him high in front of a mosque
            1. K
              May 29, 2017 at 8:59 pm
              shortly B S coming on Hindu satan Media. ISIS in Kashmir. stand by for hindu satan bull
              1. M
                May 29, 2017 at 8:25 pm
                Netaji Shuvash Chandra also joint Hitler for help to rescue Indian from British, even though he did not believe in Hitler. Therefore, it is obvious that Kashmiri man will join any country or terrorism group who will help Kashmiri's to protect the sons and daughter from being tied up in from of Indian Army Jeep or being raped by Indian Army. The Indian Army Chief will then award the criminal Armies to boost the moral!!! Indian Army fire pallet bullets without any hesitation to kill and blind the children. In the last five years, Indian Army have killed at least one man, women and children from each Muslim Kashmiri Family. What else do you expect from Kashmiri's against Indian. Kashmiris do not believe in any terrorism. Netaji Shuvash Chandra and many more Indian freedom fighter were called terrorists by British. Kashmiris are not against the USA, UK, etc.. All Kashmiri want is protection for the sons and daughters, and freedom from Indian Army.
                1. K
                  May 29, 2017 at 9:02 pm
                  excelent excelent excelent slap on the face of Hindu satan and chalaas
                2. G
                  May 29, 2017 at 8:23 pm
                  Don't accept him back . Throw this pig to porkistan his imaginary land of 72 virgins.
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