NEW DELHI - In a diplomatic blow to India , the United Arab Emirates government deported Farooq Devdiwala, terrorist wanted by India too despite the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) demanding that he be sent to India for various crimes, it was reported.
Devdiwala was detained in Dubai on May 12. At the time, the Gujarat police gave central security agencies his location. Devdiwala has been absconding for 17 years.
Earlier involved in D-gang operations in Gujarat, he has a lot of information related to Dawood and Chhota Shakeel too.
Pakistan claimed that Devdiwala was their citizen and not an Indian. The Dubai police, it appears, took their word for it and sent him to Islamabad, much to the dismay of India .
The Gujarat ATS had even sent a team to Dubai with a dossier of details of his relatives in India , documents pertaining to his proof of residence in Gujarat and Mumbai, as well as education certificates. Incidentally, he was staying in Dubai on a Pakistan passport.