The Delhi Police Special Cell has nabbed a suspected al-Qaeda terrorist from Mewat district of Haryana on Monday, according to reports.
The suspected terrorist, who was identified as Abdul Sami, has been remanded in police custody till 1 February, NDTV reported. He was booked under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Sami, who hails from Jamshedpur, is a member of al-Qaeda in Indian Sub-continent (AQIS). He was reportedly in touch with an Islamic cleric -- Abdul Rahman-- who had earlier been arrested from Odisha.
The suspected terrorist, who had visited Karachi via Dubai, was trained in Pakistan's Mansera, the TV report added.
On 8 January, the Special Cell of the Delhi police had arrested a madrasa teacher from Bengaluru over suspected links with al-Qaeda. Maulana Anzar Shah, who has been sent to police custody till 20 January, had reportedly agreed to provide logistical support to the AQIS operatives.
In December, the Special Cell had arrested three other AQIS operatives -- Mohammed Asif from Seelampur (Delhi), Abdul Rahman from Cuttack (Odisha) and Zafar Masood from Sambhal (UP).
Delhi Police Special Cell nabs an Al Qaeda terrorist from Haryana, identified as Abdul Sami pic.twitter.com/7yzW0SJOLk
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