New Delhi: Delhi Police on Tuesday 14 September arrested 6 terrorists, including two Pakistan trained terrorists, and busted a Pak terror module planned for many months to carry out terror attacks in different parts of India, including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra during Navratri, Ramleela and Diwali celebrations.
Special Commissioner of Delhi Police Neeraj Thakur told media-persons that it was a Pakistan-orchestrated terror module. He described it as a nexus between Pakistan’s ISI and the underworld. The accused were receiving instructions from across the border, he added.
Those arrested have been identified as Osama @ Sami (22) from Okhla and Zeeshan Qamar from Allahabad (28). They were trained in Pakistan and got arrested in Prayagraj with the help of UP ATS, Delhi Police said. They were given the task to conduct the reconnaissance of different suitable locations in Delhi and UP for placing the IEDs. Others arrested include Jaan Mohammad Shaikh @ Sameer Kaliya (47) – a Maharashtra resident. Moolchand @ Saaju @ Lala (47) from Rae Bareilly, UP. Mohd Abu Bakar from Behraich, UP (23) and Mohd Amir Javed from Lucknow, UP (31).
The Special Commissioner of Delhi Police said one cannot rule out they were planning to carry out blasts targeting political rallies during the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections.
Delhi Police had received input from a central agency that a Pakistan-abetted and sponsored group of terrorists was planning to execute serial IED blasts in major cities in India. For this, the group had got multiple IEDs arranged from sources across the border. Inputs further indicated that an Okhla-based group was an important part of the module.
Shaikh, a close contact of Anees Ibrahim, brother of Dawood Ibrahim, hasd been given the task by a person in Pakistan connected with the underworld to ensure smooth delivery of IEDs, weapons and grenades to different terror groups across India.
POlice conducted raids in different states on Tuesday. During investigation, it was found that the terror module had received sophisticated RDX-based IEDs, grenades, Italian-made pistols and cartridges from a sleeper cell.