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Man deported from Saudi Arabia arrested at Lucknow airport

A Man Deported From Saudi Arabia Has Been Arrested By The Uttar Pradesh ATS And Telangana Police At The Lucknow Airport.

PTI | Updated on: 03 Feb 2016, 07:17:41 PM


A man deported from Saudi Arabia has been arrested by the Uttar Pradesh ATS and Telangana police at the Lucknow airport.

Abdul Aziz, deported from Saudi Arabia after undergoing an eight-year jail term for possessing a fake passport, was arrested at the airport as soon as he arrived here by a flight from Jeddah yesterday, IGP (Law and Order) Bhagwan Swarup said today.

A native of Hyderabad, Aziz is also wanted for alleged conspiracy to plant a bomb in a temple in Telangana, he said.

Although there are no inputs so far of his being linked to any terrorist group, since he had been to Bosnia and Chechnya in the past, he might have come in contact with terrorists there, he said.

“Aziz was arrested in Hyderabad in 2001 in connection with a fake passport case and later in 2003-2004, he was arrested in Saudi Arabia while trying to go to Iraq with the help of a fake passport,” the IGP said.

After completion of his jail term, he was deported to India yesterday and was arrested as soon as he arrived here, the IGP said, adding that he was taken on transit remand by the Telangana police today. 

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First Published : 03 Feb 2016, 07:16:00 PM