New Delhi: The United States of America on Tuesday (May 19, 2020) deported al Qaeda terrorist Mohammad Ibrahim Zubair to India. Zubair, who pleaded responsible in a US court docket for his terror crimes, was introduced on a particular flight on May 19 and is at a quarantine heart in Amritsar, Punjab.
Although related to the terro group, “Mohammad Ibrahim wasn’t a key financer to al Qaeda”, in keeping with to intelligence sources. His brother Farooq Mohammad was a key financer and continues to be in a US jail. The US immigration authorities deported Mohammad Ibrahim to India on May 19, and he was introduced in a particular flight to Amritsar, Punjab together with 167 different deportees.
Since February, Mohammad Ibrahim was languishing in an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) processing centre in USA’s Colorado, the place he accomplished a two-year sentence within the federal jail. Upon his arrival in India, he was questioned by the authorities in Amritsar.
The 39-year-old Mohammad was arrested in 2015 after being charged with conspiring to supply materials assist to terrorists, particularly Anwar al-Awlaki, a preacher who later got here out in assist of al Qaeda. Awlaki was later killed in a US drone strike in Yemen in 2011.
After ready two years for a trial, the federal government supplied the structural engineer a plea deal regardless of his repeated protests and denials of any wrongdoing.
In change for a responsible plea, the Hyderabad native was advised that he would serve a considerably lowered sentence of two and a half years within the USA after which be deported to India as a substitute of being a burden on the US taxpayers.
In its judgment, the district court docket for the Northern District of Ohio, Western Court dominated, “It was part of the conspiracy that the defendants, FAROOQ MOHAMMAD, IBRAHIM MOHAMMAD, ASIF SALIM, and SULTANE SALIM, agreed and concluded, individually and with at least one other co-conspirator, that they were obligated to participate in “violent jihad” against the United States and the United States military in Iraq, Afghanistan, and throughout the world.”
“It was a further part of the conspiracy that one or more of the co-conspirators collected, solicited, and raised funds, both in the United States and elsewhere, to provide to Awlaki in support of “violent jihad” against the United States and the United States military in Afghanistan, Iraq, and throughout the world,” the court docket added.