Terror hunt: Delhi cops nab city blast accused

Terror hunt: Delhi cops nab city blast accused

Officials said that Aariz Khan, alias Junaid, a member of home-grown terror outfit Indian Mujahideen, was nabbed by a special team of Delhi Police from the India-Nepal border. He was injured fatally in the shootout, but his team was able to kill two alleged terrorists - Atif Amin and Mohammad Sajid.

According to reports, he has been involved in five blast cases carried out by the terrorist organisation, including those in Delhi, Ahmedabad and Jaipur.

About 165 people have died in incidents involving Ariz Khan. The man who revived IM Apart from his involvement in the serial bombings, Khan, along with another engineer, Abdul Subhan Qureshi also known as Tauqeer, was frantically trying to revive the Indian Mujahideen.

Deputy commissioner of police (crime branch) Deepan Bhadran said Aariz was also at Batla House when the special cell of Delhi Police raided the place. Aariz is a key accused in the Ahmedabad blasts case and is allegedly the person who assembled the bombs at a rented house in the Danilimda area of the city.

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The Delhi Police stated, earlier in January, that Qureshi had gone to Nepal with fake documents and had been living there for many years.

The Delhi Police added that Khan was found near the Nepal border and brought to Delhi four days back, while investigations are on to "check whether Ariz had any links with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)". They parted ways after which Khan came in contact with his uncle, living in Nepal, who helped him procure a fake Nepal citizenship card and passport.

'For a cover, he worked as a labourer and also met with many sympathisers there, Kushwah said.

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