The Delhi police arrested 12 suspected members of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror group, reports said on Wednesday. The police also recovered IEDs during the raids.
According to ANI news agency, the special cell of the Delhi Police conducted raids in south-west Delhi and near the capital, after receiving intelligence information about a terror plot.
"Bomb making materials were seized from the 12 suspected JeM Terrorists. They are presently being questioned by police," a source told the agency.
According to a Times of India reporter, eight of the 12 suspects were arrested in Delhi, while four were detained from four from Deoband in Uttar Pradesh. The arrested youths were in touch with JeM activist Yousuf Al Hindi, according to News 18.
About 12 teams of the Delhi Police Special Cell have been conducting raids since Tuesday night in and around the national capital. The police registered an FIR against the arrested under the Unlawful Activities and Prevention Act (UAPA) and the Explosives Act, according to the Times of India.
The Jaish-e-Mohammad has been accused of carrying out the Pathankot terror attack at an Indian Air Force base earlier this year.