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Will not press for Damudi’s deportation for now: police

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While the State police are “aware” of the detention of Karnataka-resident Adnan Hassan Damudi in Dubai, they will not be pressing for his deportation now.

“There seems to be no unlawful activities conducted by Damudi in Karnataka. But, if we do find any evidence, we will pursue the case. Until then, let the authorities in Dubai handle the case,” Om Prakash, Director-General and Inspector-General of Police (DG&IGP) told The Hindu on Sunday.

The police were, however, tight-lipped on whether or not they had contacted Damudi’s family in Bhatkal.

Meanwhile, the case of alleged IS tweeter Mehdi Masroor Biswas is yet to reach the trial stage even after nearly a year of his arrest. The 24-year-old engineer, who had migrated to the city from West Bengal, was arrested in December 2014 from his Jalahalli apartment, and a charge sheet was filed six months later.

However, the case, filed under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, has not yet come for hearing in the special court. He is currently lodged in the Bengaluru Central Prison.

The two cases closely followed the reported death of 40-year-old Sulthan Armar, a resident of Bhatkal who had allegedly joined the IS in Syria. His death was reported in a tweet by an IS handle in 2014. Armar had been under the scanner for his links with Indian Mujahiddin after the arrest of Yaseen Bhatkal. He was then believed to have joined a Pakistan-based terror group which had affiliations to the IS.



There seems to be no unlawful activities conducted by Adnan Hassan Damudi in Karnataka. But, if we do find any evidence, we will pursue the case.

Om Prakash, DG and IGP






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