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Indian held with jehadi literature

world Updated: Aug 24, 2010 16:51 IST

An Indian has been arrested for carrying jehadi literature at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, a media report said.

Vijay Kumar, 40, was arrested on Friday after security officials searched his luggage when they noticed him behaving strangely, the New York Post reported on Monday. Kumar said he is from Mumbai.

Officers found books and diagrams on espionage, information on US military weaponry, publications mentioning "jehad" and "infidels," brass knuckles and at least $ 8,000 in US bills.

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

Kumar told investigators he was in Houston for an "Islamic seminar". He was being held on a $ 50,000 bond.