Farooq Devadiwala, allegedly the recruiter of a terror suspect arrested in Mumbai last week, has been detained by the law enforcement agencies in the United Arab Emirates, a senior police official said here today.
Faizal Hassan Mirza, a distant relative of Devadiwala, was arrested on May 11 for allegedly plotting attacks in Mumbai, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. The action against Devadiwala followed Mirza's arrest, the official said.
When asked if Devadiwala would be deported to India, the official said it was a "distinct possibility".
UAE officials are questioning Devadiwala about his alleged role in recruiting people and sending them to terror training camps in Pakistan, he said.
Devadiwala is suspected to have links with fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim's close aide Chhota Shakil, and is wanted in terror-related cases in Mumbai, the official added.
Devadiwala allegedly recruited Mirza to work for an outfit backed by the Islamic State group and carry out terror activities in Mumbai, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, he said.
Mirza allegedly planned to assassinate prominent people and target crowded places by carrying out suicide bombings, the official said.
Mirza was asked to deplane at the Karachi airport, from where he was sent to a terror training camp, the official said.
After returning to Mumbai, Mirza was awaiting orders from his handlers to carry out attacks, police had said.
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