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Arrested IS suspect handled by Afghan ISKP commanders: Sources

Source: ANI  -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
August 22, 2020 13:41 IST
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The Islamic State suspect, who was arrested on Saturday morning by the Special Cell of Delhi police, was being handled by Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP) commanders from Afghanistan and was planning to carry out terror acts in India, according to the sources.

 

IMAGE: Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) recovered from the arrested IS operative defused by security forces, at Buddha Jayanti Park in New Delhi, on Saturday. Photograph: Kamal Singh/PTI Photo

The accused identified as Mohd Mustaqeem, originally from Balarampur, Uttar Pradesh, was also in touch with the IS entities of Kashmir, added sources.

Notably, the police have also recovered two cooker bomb Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) from his possession.

The accused was known to be in communication with ISKP operatives on cyberspace, as per the sources.

The accused is being taken to his native place for further recovery/investigation.

Earlier in the day, scores of National Security Guard (NSG) commandos and Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) were deployed near Buddha Jayanti Park in Ridge Road area to analyse the IEDs recovered from the accused.

Mustaqeem was held following a gunfight with the Delhi Police Special Cell at Dhaula Kuan in the morning on Saturday.

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Source: ANI  -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
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