Suspected ISIS operative held in Delhi
A man, native from Kannur in Kerala, was arrested by Special Cell of Delhi Police on July 1 from the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport.
He was deported from Turkey after allegedly trying to travel to Syria on a fake passport, police said.
Cops also suspected Shahjahan of being radicalised to join ISIS.
"We kept an eye on Shahjahan even since he went to Turkey with his family last year in June.
"After he returned to India he went absconding and later we got to know that he has travelled out of the country and we shared the input with the intelligence agencies. He was caught in Turkey with a fake passport," DCP Special cell Pramod Kushwaha said.
When asked how did the police got to know that Shahjahan was radicalised, he said that since he was travelling on a fake passport, it is a strong indicator of his intentions.
When reporters asked if he really came in contact with ISIS, the DCP said, "He actually came in contact with a man in Kerala who radicalised him to go to Syria."
Police said that while working with a different agency to bust a module in Kerala, they were also monitoring the movements of some people side by side.
The cops have also arrested the man from Chennai for facilitating and making a fake passport for Shahjahan.
The DCP, however, denied further details on the arrest as it would hamper the investigation.
Shahjahan helped his family in the bags business and has earlier gone to Saudi Arabia to help his uncle in his business from 2009 and 2013 and had spend a considerable amount of time.
The cops are now investigating with whom Shahjahan was in touch with during his stay in Kerala and abroad.