Pakistani who was held in bomb probe deported

Aftab Ali Khan was arrested on immigration violations in May last year.

Boston: Federal immigration officials say a Pakistani man arrested in Massachusetts during the investigation into last year`s failed New York Times Square car bombing has been deported to Pakistan.

Aftab Ali Khan, who was from Watertown, was accompanied by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers on a flight from Logan International Airport to Islamabad on Sunday. Khan, his uncle and a man in Maine were arrested on immigration violations nearly two weeks after the failed bombing attempt on May 01, 2010.

Khan pleaded guilty to immigration and illegal money-transfer charges. He did not face terrorism-related charges.

Federal authorities say Khan unwittingly supplied USD 4,900 to Faisal Shahzad, of Bridgeport, Connecticut, who was convicted in the attempted bombing.

Khan came to the US in August 2009 on a 90-day visa to get married.

Bureau Report

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