Man From Kerala With Suspected ISIS Links Held In Delhi


New Delhi: An Indian national with suspected ISIS links, who had been deported twice from Turkey, was arrested from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, the police said on Wednesday.

An agent who had prepared his fake documents had also been arrested, the police added.

Shahjahan Velluva Kandy (32), from Kannur in Kerala, was arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police after it received information from Turkey’s police about his deportation, said Pramod Singh Kushwah, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell).

Kandy was being questioned about ISIS operatives and his links with them, the police said.

He had gone to Turkey in June last year with his wife but was deported from there in February after he tried to cross over to Syria in an apparent bid to join the ISIS, the officer said.