The special cell of Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested a Pakistani terrorist from the Ramesh Park area of Laxmi Nagar. After questioning, the police have recovered an AK-47 assault rifle with one extra magazine and 60 rounds, one hand grenade, 2 sophisticated pistols with 50 rounds from his possession.
On the arrest of Pakistani terrorist, Pramod Kushwaha, the Deputy Commissioner of Delhi police special cell said that the initial investigation had revealed his involvement in sleeper cells and orchestrating subversive activities. He entered India through Bangladesh on the directions of Pakistan’s ISI, Kushwaha said.
The terrorist, identified as Mohammad Asraf alias Ali, has been booked under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), Explosives Act and Arms Act by the Delhi Police Special Cell by the Delhi Police.
Reports claimed that Ali hails from Pakistan’s Punjab province and has been trained by Pakistan’s ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) and was living with a fake ID of an Indian national in Delhi’s Shastri Nagar for more than a decade.
The special cell operation was monitored by the Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana.
The police also said he got several fake IDs, one such with the name of Ahmed Noori and had also acquired Indian passport through which he travelled to Thailand and Saudi Arabia. He married an Indian woman in Ghaziabad for documents and had acquired Indian ID in Bihar, the DCP Kushwaha said.
Ali’s former landlord Uzaib agreed to cooperate with the Delhi police in the investigation. Ali lived here for 6 months after that he left and his family was not in touch with him. If needed, he will cooperate with the police, the former landlord told the ANI.
The Patiala House Court today remanded Ashraf in police custody for 14 days.