A special cell of the Delhi police on Friday arrested two suspected terrorists from Kashmiri Gate near the Red Fort.
The two have been arrested on charges of transporting weapons for the Islamic State in Jammu and Kashmir. Police said that they had been directed by the top level operatives from the terror outfit to procure weapons from Uttar Pradesh's Amroha. They were nabbed by the police while they were en route to Kashmir.
" We recovered two sophisticated pistols and ten cartridges that the two accused were taken to Kashmir. Delhi was the transit point they used to supply the weapons," Indian Express quoted Deputy Commissioner of Police (special cell) PS Kushwaha as saying.
The arrested have been identified as 24-year-old Parvez Ahmad Lone and 19-year-old Jamshed who are residents of Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian. The police have also recovered four mobile phones from them which will be used by the police to carry out further investigations in the case. The police will use the mobile phones to check if they were being helped by other operatives.
While Parvez is a civil engineer graduate, Jamshed is in his final year of a diploma in electrical engineering. It is also being claimed by the police that Parvez's elder brother was earlier with Hizbul Mujahideen and later moved to the Islamic State. The police have also levelled allegations against Parvez of facilitating the movement of a terrorist who was recently arrested by the NIA.
The police had received a tip-off about the youths' movement around the Red Fort following which they arrested them from a bus stop.