Kashmiri man's plan to join ISIS foiled
A 21-year-old Kashmiri man, who was allegedly trying to join the terror group ISIS, has been deported from Turkey to India after being picked up by Turkish authorities, official sources here said on Monday. Srinagar resident Afshan Parvaiz was deported from Ankara on May 25 and whisked away to an undisclosed destination in Delhi, the sources said.
He was being assessed by various security agencies, they said. Parvaiz left home after an argument with his father, who wanted him to join a college while the son was interested in religious studies, the sources said. He booked himself a seat on a flight to Teheran on March 23. He was scheduled to return to Delhi on April 9 after exploring avenues for religious studies in Europe, they said.
The Kashmiri man, who is second person to be deported from Turkey in last two months, sent a message to his family that he was facing some "problems", the sources said. When the police and other agencies in Kashmir were informed about this, a probe was launched to locate him, they said. According to the sources, the security agencies then got in touch with their Iranian counterparts, who found that Parvaiz 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, they said.