The Delhi Police Tuesday said that they have busted a terror module and arrested six suspects, including two Pakistan-trained terrorists. The Pakistan-organised terror module was busted by the Delhi Police’s Special Cell.
Explosives and firearms have been recovered from the suspected terrorists by the police in what was described as a multi-state operation.
DCP Special Cell Pramod Kushwaha said a total of six suspects have been arrested, including the two Pakistan-trained terrorists. Police sources said raids have been conducted in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra and these are still on.
Those arrested have been identified as – Jaan Mohammad Shaikh (47) from Maharashtra, Osama (22) from Delhi, Moolchand (47) from Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareilly, Zeeshan Qamar (28) from Allahabad, Mohd Abu Bakar (23) from Behraich and Mohd Amir Javed (31) from Lucknow.
The police said the arrests were made during raids at various places in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi and Rajasthan. Those arrested were doing recce of cities ahead of upcoming festive season, police said, adding, and “Navarati and Ram Leela gatherings were their targets”.
“Out of the six who were arrested, two (Osama and Zeeshan) were trained in Pakistan and they entered India just this year. We formed a special team when we received information about these individual. First arrest was made in Maharashtra, then two from Delhi, following that we tied up with UP ATS to arrest three from there,” said Neeraj Thakur, Delhi Special CP (Special Cell) during a press conference.
It appears that there was close coordination with individuals from across the border. Dawood Ibrahim’s brother Anis was part of the team. The funding was being done through Hawala network. They were scouting cities and targeting then for the festival season. They were arrested with arms, ammunition and explosives,” Thakur said.