3 terrorists with Islamic State Link, Arrested in Delhi


Three terrorists belonging to the Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir(ISJK), an outfit influenced by ISIS ideology, have been arrested by the Delhi police.

Days after the Delhi Police sounded an alert for two suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad operatives who had reportedly sneaked into the city, the Delhi Police’s special cell and Jammu and Kashmir Policy arrested the three suspected terrorists associated with Islamic State in Jammu and Kashmir.

The special cell has recovered hand grenades and weapons from their possession.

The trio were planning  a big attack in the national capital, a senior officer said.

The terrorists have been identified as Tahir Ali Khan,Haris Mushtaq Khan and Asif Suhail Nadaf. The police said the men, all from Kashmir , were carrying three hand grenades and two pistols.

The three men were arrested from near a tourist information centre in Kothibagh near Srinagar in a joint operation, said deputy commissioner of the police, special cell, Pramod Kushwah. The three hand grenades and two pistols were recovered from them.

“They are being questioned to know motives and sources of weapons ,” an officer said.

Police on Tuesday sounded and alert in Delhi and released photographs of two alleged Jaish-e-Mohammed operatives who could try to carry out a terror attack in the city.

The alert came on an intelligence input in wake of Sunday’s grenade attack at a religious congregation in Amritsar that left three people dead and 20 others injured.


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