A terrorist wanted in Pakistan was today deported to Sri Lanka by a flight from here after Andhra Pradesh police found him living in a remote village near Cuddapah for the past seven years without a valid visa, airport sources said.

Based on an Interpol alert, 34-year-old Nissar Ahmed, who had fled Pakistan and entered India through Sri Lanka in 2006, was detained by Andhra Pradesh police on May 6 and brought to Chennai on Wednesday morning after producing him in a Cuddapah court.

As he had no visa, Ahmed was sent by a Jet Airways flight to Colombo from where he had arrived here seven years ago, the sources said.

Police informed the Colombo airport officials about his deportation, they said adding Sri Lankan officials would hand him over to their Pakistani counterparts.