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‘Terror convict’ deported from US, controversy erupts

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, May 21

Security agencies were in a tizzy following the deportation of an alleged terror convict having links with Al Qaeda, from the US along with 164 passengers yesterday.

He was placed under quarantine at the isolation ward of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital here.

Dr Jugal Kishore, Civil Surgeon, confirmed that Ibrahim Zubair Mohammad was among the deportees at the isolation ward. He, however, feigned ignorance about alleged his terror links.

“I have talked to Police Commissioner Sukhchain Singh Gill, but the police did not have any information,” he said.

Dr Gill said Ibrahim was not wanted by the local police nor was there any input regarding his alleged links with Al Qaeda.

SDM Deepak Bhatia said he had only facilitated the returnees’ transportation from the airport to quarantine centres.

A document is being circulated on social media, purportedly relating to a US court in Ohio, as per which Zubair along with his brother Yahya Farooq Mohammad was among four persons convicted for terror financing and supporting Al Qaeda leader Anwar Al-Awlaki.

Zubair, an engineering student from Hyderabad, had married a US citizen to become a permanent US resident in 2007. He was arrested in 2011 and deported to India after completion of his sentence.

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