Indian nabbed at Houston airport with jihadist material

August 24th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI  

Houston (Texas, US), Aug.24 (ANI): An Indian is being held on a 50,000-dollar bond in Houston, Texas, after being caught carrying jihadist literature at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

According to the New York Post and, Vijay Kumar, 40, was arrested Friday after airport security officials searched his luggage when they noticed him behaving strangely?

Kumar was sweating and fidgeting as he waited in the security screening line, prompting officers to search his luggage.They found books and diagrams on espionage, information on U.S. military weaponry, publications mentioning “jihad” and “infidels,” brass knuckles and at least 8,000 dollars.

A swab initially detected residue from a homemade explosive on Kumar’s bag, but two subsequent tests came back negative, KPRC TV reported.

Kumar, a resident of Mumbai, told investigators he was in Houston for an “Islamic seminar.” (ANI)

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