Velluva told the police that in February he went to Turkey from Chennai on a fake passport and was deported back.
New Delhi: The Special Cell of the Delhi police have arrested a man named Shahjahan Velluve (32) for allegedly having links with ISIS. Velluve is a resident of Kannur in Kerala and was recently deported from Turkey twice and was arrested from the Indira Gandhi International Airport by the Special Cell.
A police source said, “We arrested him after US intelligence agency CIA informed us about his arrival. He was being questioned about other ISIS operatives and his links with them.” Velluva was earlier deported from Turkey in February for allegedly carrying out terrorist activities there. He subsequently got a fake passport with another identity, the official added.
Velluva told the police that in February he went to Turkey from Chennai on a fake passport and was deported back. But he again decided to join the ISIS and for this he arranged for a fake passport. “He obtained the fake passport in the name of Ismail Mohideen by assistant consular consulate general of India in Turkey. “ the police said.
A local agent helped him in obtaining the fake passport in lieu of money. The accused wanted to go to Syria but was again caught by the Turkish police and deported back.
“Velluva’s second attempt to enter Turkey with the fake passport was also foiled by the police there and he was deported to India,” the police said. During interrogation, Shahjahan disclosed that this was his second attempt to sneak into Syria via Turkey’s porous border to participate in terror activities.
“The CIA knew about his movements and the information was shared with the Delhi police. A case was registered under sections of cheating, forgery, impersonation and Passport Act,” the police said.