Srinagar man deported from Turkey, detained in Delhi

Srinagar: A Kashmiri youth has been arrested in New Delhi soon after he was deported from Ankara – the capital city of Turkey – on May 25.

The youth has been identified as Afshan Pervaz, 21, a resident of Khanyar in the Old City area of Srinagar.

The Indian Express reported that the youth allegedly tried to join the Islamic State (IS).

Pervaz had left Srinagar for Iran to pursue higher education. He booked a flight on March 23 for Tehran, the capital of Iran.

Director General of J&K Police, Dr S P Vaid said, “Afshan Pervaz went to Iran, from where he moved to Turkey”.

The youth had also sent a message to his family that he was facing some “problems”.

When the police and other security agencies were informed about this, a probe was launched to locate him.

The security agencies then got in touch with their Iranian counterparts, who found out that Pervaz was travelling to Ankara.

The authorities in Ankara were contacted and he was picked up while he was travelling in a bus in the Turkish capital.

He was sent to India on May 25 by a Turkish Airlines flight.

Earlier, a youth from Jawahar Nagar in Srinagar was reported to have joined the IS in 2013.

Adil Fayaz Vaid went to the University of Queensland, Australia, in 2010, from where he did his MBA.

Vaid is suspected to have got in touch with some Syria-based groups, and then joined the IS.

Another youth from Ganderbal is facing similar charges and is undergoing detention outside J&K.

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