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US deports the Indian who allegedly plot to kill Mahesh Bhatt, Karim Morani
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US deports the Indian who allegedly plot to kill Mahesh Bhatt, Karim Morani

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New York: Ubaidullah Abdulrashid Radiowala, 46, also known as Obed Radiowala, a key accused in the 2014 cases of alleged conspiracy to kill Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt and firing on film-maker Karim Morani was deported by US government.

"He was wanted in India on charges of attempted murder, criminal conspiracy, extortion, forgery, cheating, theft, abetment, use and possession of illegal firearms, and transmission of information by using the internet to form an organised crime syndicate," the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said in a press release.

Interpol had issued a Red Corner notice based on the request of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in 2015. CBI move was after a Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court issued a fresh non-bailable warrant against Obed Radiowala.

Obed Radiowala was arrested by the Newark's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in September 2017 from Iselin, New Jersey for illegally staying in the US. He was later ordered removed to India by an immigration judge, the release said.

He was held in detention by the ERO Newark, until his removal and handing over to Indian authorities on Monday, following the dismissal of his appeal by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), the release said.