Ali was allegedly trying to assemble young boys from India to carry out his operations.
Zeeshan Ali, a suspected Al-Qaeda terrorist, has been deported to India from Saudi Arabia, ANI reported on Thursday. As per the report, Ali, now sent to 14-day police custody, was part of a terror network and was planning to create a terror base in India. Pramod Kushwaha, DCP, special cell, told media that Ali was trying to assemble young boys from India to carry out his operations. As per Hindustan Times, Zeeshan Ali was allegedly looking after the finance of al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) in Saudi Arabia. Also, Ali’s brother Arshiyan Ali is reported to have joined Islamic State in Syria.
Earlier in the day, Raza Ul Ahmed, an Al-Qaeda linked terrorist was arrested from Delhi, NDTV reported citing police. As per the report, Raza, who is a member of Ansar Bangla – Bangladesh-based terror outfit, was involved in a fake currency racket in India. Raza was also linked to al-Qaeda. Raza was later handed over to West Bengal police. Police also said Ansar Bangla is becoming more active in the country and many of its terrorists have sneaked into India, using forged documents.
Another terrorist arrest came on last Sunday, when UP ATS arrested Abdullah, another terrorist from Ansar Bangla. Abdullah admitted that several youngsters have illegally come to India on the pretext of pursuing studies and with the help of agents manage to get identification documents, a senior police official had told PTI.