NIA arrests wanted IM terrorist

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A senior operative of the Indian Mujahideen was arrested when he flew in here on Friday after being deported from Dubai, officials said.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) took into custody Abdul Wahid Siddibapa at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Siddibapa, a resident of Maqdoom colony in Bhatkal in Karnataka, was wanted on charges of conspiring to stage terror attacks at various places in India.

From his base in Dubai, Siddibapa recruited Indians for the Indian Mujahideen and funded their activities, the official said.

A warrant of arrest and a Red Corner Notice had been issued against him, leading to his deportation.



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