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US Calls Man Quarantined In Amritsar “Al Qaeda Terror Operative”: Report

US deports Telangana man, calls him a “Al Qaeda operative”. Currently in quarantine (Representational)


A person from Telangana, who was alleged by the US of being an al-Qaeda terror operative, has been deported to India after air journey between the 2 international locations resumed partially, officers mentioned on Thursday.

Ibrahim Zubair Mohammad, an Indian-born US nationwide, arrived at Amritsar airport on May 19 the place he was questioned in regards to the allegations in opposition to him by the US authorities, the officers mentioned.

After questioning, he was despatched for a 14-day coronavirus quarantine at a facility in Amritsar, the officers mentioned, including there was no proof up to now to hyperlink him to the worldwide terror organisation al-Qaeda until now, reported information company Press Trust of India.

Zubair had arrived within the US in 2001 and married in 2006 after which he turned a everlasting resident of the United States.

According to a launch of US Justice Department of 2018, Ibrahim Zubair Mohammad, an Indian citizen, studied engineering on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign from 2001 via 2005.

In or round 2006, he moved to Toledo, Ohio, and married a US citizen and have become a lawful everlasting resident of the United States in or round 2007.

He together with two others had pleaded responsible to 1 depend of concealment of financing of terrorism, particularly to Anwar Al-Awlaki, a key terror operative of Al Qaeda within the Arabian Peninsula who advocated violence in opposition to the United States and supported and was concerned in tried terrorist assaults in opposition to civilians, the US Justice Department launch mentioned.

According to an order of the US District court docket for the Northern district of Ohio, Zubair alongside together with his brother and two others “did knowingly and intentionally provide material support and resources…including currency and monetary instruments, knowing and intending that they were to be used in preparation for, and in carrying out, violations” of the US legal guidelines.

According to the order, Zubair together with others “would corruptly alter, destroy, mutilate, and conceal records, documents…including email communications stored on accounts…with the intent to impair the integrity and availability of these records, documents…for use in an official proceeding; and would corruptly obstruct, influence, and impede an official proceeding”.

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