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Suspected HUJI militant held in Delhi

May 22, 2008

A suspected militant of the Bangladesh-based Harkat-ul-Jihadi Islami was arrested by the Delhi police and 3.1 kg of deadly RDX was recovered following his questioning, eight days after serial blasts rocked Jaipur claiming 65 lives.

Abdul Rehman, in his early thirties, was caught from Chelmsford Road near New Delhi Railway Station on Wednesday night when he was coming to the capital from West Bengal, a senior police officer said.

He was subjected to intense interrogation during which he revealed that some explosives were hidden in Janakpuri area of west Delhi.

A raid was conducted in the locality following the disclosure and 3.1 kg of RDX, five detonators and a sophisticated timer device were recovered, the officer said.

However, no ammunition or weapons were recovered from the suspected militant's possession.

The arrest by Delhi Police's Special Cell came following a tip off from intelligence agencies.

Senior police officers, including from Central intelligence agencies, are questioning him to find out whether he was in anyway involved in the Jaipur blasts. They were also trying to ascertain whether he was a member of a HUJI sleeper
cell operating in the city.

"We are interrogating him to find out whether he was involved in the recent blasts," the officer said.

Image: Delhi Police Special Cell personnel show alleged HUJI militant Abdul Rehman to media persons.
Reportage: PTI | Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

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