NEW DELHI: UAE on Tuesday deported four Indians suspected to have links with ISI Sand is expected to send back the same number of more people soon, reflecting growing cooperation by the Gulf country in fight against terror.
The deportation comes close on the heels of UAE sending back 37-year-old Afsha Jabeen alias Nicky Josepha who was allegedly involving in recruiting youth for ISIS.
The four people deported on Tuesday were placed under arrest upon their arrival at Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram airports, official sources said.
Another batch of four will be arriving soon, they said.
Subsequently, the government will take a call on whether to hand over all these cases to National Investigation Agency (NIA), which dedicatedly deals with terror cases, or allow the state police to probe.
These Indians are not yet involved in any terror activities but were in regular touch with two persons who were in the Gulf and had joined the ISIS, the sources said.