Bengaluru/Uttar Pradesh: A madrassa student, hailing from Karnataka, was detained for questioning by a team of the National Investigation Agency on Sunday for suspected terror links.
The student, Farukh, was staying at a madrassa in Deoband of Saharanpur, police sources said.
The student was let off after eight hours of questioning.
Senior Superintendent of Police Vipin Tada confirmed Farukh’s detention.
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According to the sources, Farukh is adept in many languages and was allegedly in touch with a module of the Pakistani intelligence unit ISI via a social media app.
Darul Uloom Deoband’s chief Abdul Kasim Nomani said that in the evening, Farukh was handed over to the authorities of Darul Uloom Deoband.
On June 23, a Rohingya student, Mujibullah, was arrested from Deoband.