Indian Mujahideen operative Faizan Ahmed Sultan alias FaizanAzmi was deported to Delhi after his arrest from Sharjah. In an interrogation Faizan revealed that he possess links with Samajwadi party leader Abu Azmi. Faizanhas not mentioned anything about Abu Azmi’s links with theIndian Mujahideen.
Faizan Ahmed worked with the Samajwadi Party leader, Abu Azmi’s placement travel agency in 1985 which use to send people to Dubai for employment.
Abu Azmi while talking to AV accepted that he knowsFaizan but denied possessing any links with the Indian Mujahideen.
Abu Azmi said, “Yes I know Faizan Ahmed Sultan.Ahmed used to work in my travel agency 22 years ago.After quitting my organization he began his own travel agency.He belongs from my native place in Azamgarh hence I hired him.”
“I learntthat he is an operative of Indian Mujahideenfew days ago through media. I was not aware about his antecedents.I do not possess any links with Indian Mujahideen. If anyone claims that I possesslinkswith him then let the investigation conclude and truth will be unveiled.” Abu Azmiadded further.
Faizan, 55, is said to be a close associate of underworld don Abu Salem. He was allegedly active when the IM had carried out a series of bomb blasts in the country in 2008. He was later allegedly named by an IM operative in 2010 and then by YaseenBhatkal, the NIA claimed.Faizan also used his business to raise terror funds and then pumped the money into India.
He was also said to be the main conduit of IM in Dubai where he was involved in connecting recruits with bosses in Pakistan. At the same time, he is said to have helped in providing shelter to fugitive IM operatives and arranging finances for IM.
As per the report it is said that FaizanAzmi used to recruit young boys in Indian Mujahideen at Dubai after the directive from his bosses settled at various places of the world. Faizam also used to provide financial assistance to the outfit and was giving shelter to the main operative of IM.
Azmi was also accused by the Mumbai police of helping 1993 blasts accused flee the country with the assistance of his travel agency. Later he was discharged by the court.
Abu Azmisaid that he is ready for an inquiry and can never support a man like Faizan who works against the nation.