2 suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists arrested in Delhi, terrorist plot dismantled: cops


The two suspected terrorists from Jaish were arrested last night.

New Delhi:

A major terrorist plot was shattered with the arrest of two suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists in Delhi last night, police said, adding that the two men were from Jammu and Kashmir.

The two men were arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell in Sarai Kale Khan, southeast Delhi, around 10 p.m. “Based on the information received, a trap was set near Millennium Park, Sarai Kale Khan, and two suspected terrorists, residents of Jammu and Kashmir, were arrested at around 10:15 p.m.,” said Deputy Commissioner of police (special cell) Sanjeev Kumar Yadav said in a statement.

Abdul Latif Mir (22), a resident of Doru village in J & K’s Baramulla and Mohd district. Ashraf Khatana (20), a resident of Hat Mulla village in Kupwara district, was arrested.

Two semi-automatic pistols as well as 10 live cartridges were recovered from them, said the police officer.

In August, a suspected ISIS terrorist armed with explosives and a weapon was arrested in Delhi after a brief shooting.


Identified as Mustakeem Khan (aka Abu Yusuf), he had plotted a “lone wolf attack”, police said.

“An ISIS operative was arrested with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by our special cell after an exchange of fire in Dhaula Kuan,” Pramod Singh Kushwaha, DCP special police cell, said at the time ( Deputy Commissioner of Police) of Delhi.

The arrest triggered a high alert in the nation’s capital and neighboring Uttar Pradesh.

In another similar case, an ophthalmologist at a Bengaluru medical school was also arrested in August by the National Anti-Terrorism Investigation Agency (NIA) for suspected links to ISIS operatives.


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