The Special Cell of Delhi Police and the team of Uttar Pradesh ATS have arrested 6 suspected terrorists of Pakistan Terror Module in a joint operation on Tuesday. The Delhi Police has taken four alleged terrorists on a 14-day police remand after producing them at a judge’s house late on Tuesday night. While two alleged terrorists will be presented before the court on Wednesday.
Those arrested have been identified as – Osama (22) from Delhi, Jaan Mohammad Shaikh (47) from Maharashtra, Zeeshan Qamar (28) from Allahabad, Moolchand (47) from Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareilly, Mohd Abu Bakar (23) from Behraich and Mohd Amir Javed (31) from Lucknow.
A terrorist living in Maharashtra was arrested from Rajasthan’s Kota, 2 were caught from Delhi and 3 were caught with the help of Uttar Pradesh ATS.
Neeraj Thakur, Special CP, Delhi Police Special Cell, said the alleged terrorists formed 2 teams– one was being coordinated by Dawood Ibrahim’s brother, Anees Ibrahim, it was tasked to get the arms into India from across the border and keeping them concealed here. The other team was to arrange funding via Hawala.
Those arrested were doing recce of cities ahead of upcoming festive season, police said, adding, Navarati and Ram Leela gatherings were their targets. The police have also recovered arms, ammunition, explosives and special pistols that were supposed to be used for targeted killings from their possession.
Delhi Police Special Cell said the arrested have stated that there were 14-15 Bangla speaking persons in their group who might have been taken for similar training. It looks like this operation was closely coordinated from across the border. Investigation revealed that the terror suspects were trained under a major or Lieutenant rank officer named Ghazi. There were two subordinates named Jabbar and Hamza.
The six terrorists were trained in a farmhouse on the outskirts of Karachi by Pakistan army personnel and were taught how to cause maximum damage.
The group was first send to Muscat, Oman’s port capital, on a valid visa where they quarantined for 10 days. After this, they were sent to Iran by sea. From Iran they went to Karachi, using a boat.
After reaching Karachi, they stayed in a farm house on the outskirts of the city. Three people from the Pakistan army trained them about bomb-making and reading maps. They also talked to them about how to make maximum impact by targeting high density population areas.
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