Who is Fasih Mohammed?
Fasih Mahmood (alias Fasih Mohammed) is a suspected member of the banned outfit Indian Mujahideen. He is one of the key accused in the Bangalore and Delhi terror operations of 2010. He also worked as an engineer for the Indian Mujahideen.
What was his role in IM operations?
28-year-old Fasih was born in Bihar and is alleged to be behind the Jama Masjid shooting in New Delhi and the Chinnaswamy Stadium blast in Bangalore in 2010.
The Indian Mujahideen had allegedly plotted a terrorist operation during the festive season. This was revealed following the arrest of the 3 terrorists belonging to the terror outfit. He is also alleged to be a “key facilitator” for terrorists arrested in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh this year.
When was Fasih deported to India?
Fasih was deported from Saudi Arabia on October 22 and arrested upon arrival in New Delhi from the Delhi airport. India had requested Saudi Arabia to arrange for his deportation, also getting an Interpol Red Corner notice issued against Fasih.
The Indian Government termed his arrest an “important catch”.
Where else has Fasih been detained prior to this arrest?
Fasih had been kept in detention for five months in Saudi Arabia. Saudi authorities had confirmed his detention, and were studying his role and monitoring his stay in the kingdom.
(Photo Courtesy: Indian Express)