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Updated December 18th, 2023 at 14:05 IST

STF arrests man in Odisha for having anti-national links, investigation underway

The accused has been identified as Sayed Ishaan Bukhari alias Ishaan Bukhari, a resident of the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Bhubaneshwar: In a major crackdown, the Odisha Special Task Force with the help of Dharamshal Police has arrested a Kashmiri youth for his suspected links with some anti-national elements.

The accused has been identified as Sayed Ishaan Bukhari alias Ishaan Bukhari, a resident of the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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The 37-year-old youth was held during a raid at Neulpur in the Dharmasala area of Jajpur district in Odisha.

Several incriminating materials including more than 100 documents,  forged documents like foreign medical degree certificates, some blank signed documents, affidavits, bonds, identity cards, ATM cards, blank cheques, Aadhaar cards and visiting cards were seized during the search.

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The STF said Sayed had been impersonating a Neuro Specialist doctor, an Army doctor, an officer in PMO, and a close associate of some high-ranking NIA officials etc was allegedly cheating people.

The Special Force also revealed that the accused had married at least 6-7 women from various parts of India including Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Odisha. He was allegedly in a romantic relationship with multiple women identifying himself as a doctor with foreign medical degrees.

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During the investigation, the probe agency found that Ishaan was in touch with suspicious persons in Kerala and some Pakistani nationals. The accused was also wanted by Kashmir Police about a case of cheating and forgery and one non-bailable warrant is also pending against him.

Briefing to media, STF IG Jaynarayan Oankaj said that"Accused  Ishaan Bukhari had links with some suspects from Kerala and Pakistan. He had also the US and Canadian Medical Certificates & impersonated himself as a PMO officer & NIA. Ishan Bukhari was in touch with ISI. Bukhari has anti-national activities. Suspect Bukhari has been living in Odisha since 2018. STF is probing more about Bukhari."

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(With inputs from Gursimran)

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Published December 18th, 2023 at 14:04 IST

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