In a major achievement for anti-terror forces, an Islamic State terrorist has been arrested in Delhi after a brief exchange of fire in Dhuala Kuan.
Special Cell of Delhi Police also recovered IEDs and weapons from the arrested terrorist late on Friday night, August 21. The firing took place between Karol Bagh and Dhaula Kuan area in New Delhi on Friday night.
Terrorist planned to attack prominent personality in Delhi
According to reports, the terrorist, who was identified as Abdul Yusuf Khan, had a prominent personality as his target. The police also claimed that Khan had his own planned an attack in the national capital.
He was also working with a few associates in Delhi who were helping him with logistical support. Police are now on the lookout for the others.
30 bore pistol, 4 live cartridges recovered from ISIS operative's possession
Delhi Police said the arrested man is a high-level ISIS operative in the early thirties. 30 bore pistol, 4 live cartridges recovered from his possession. He is claiming multiple identities & addresses; will be booked under Unlawful Activities(Prevention) Act & Explosives Act, among others.
Khan was handled by Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP) commanders from Afghanistan & was planning terror acts in India. He was also in touch with IS entities of Kashmir. The ISIS operative arrested by Delhi Police Special Cell today has been sent to 8-day police remand.
The terrorist, who is a resident of Uttar Pradesh's Balrampur, had done recce of several places in the national capital.
Pramod Singh Kushwaha, Delhi Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Delhi Police Special Cell said, "The ISIS operative was arrested along with Improvised Explosive Devices that were in his possession." Currently, the ISIS-linked terrorist has been brought to the Delhi Police Special Cell office in Lodhi Colony.