Delhi Police have arrested twelve suspected terrorists of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. After a six-month covert operation the police have recovered seized explosives, bomb making materials and improvised explosive devices from the spot, possibly thwarting a series of planned blasts in the Capital.
Three suspected Jaish militants, arrested from the Capital and UP in late-night raids, in New Delhi ht
Police said Sajid started with liking Facebook posts related to Jaish and posting comments on similar websites. Sajid was in touch with JeM leader ‘Tallah’, who is said to be the brother of the terror outfit’s founder, Masood Azhar.
Shakir (a resident of Deoband in Uttar Pradesh) was planning to go to Pakistan for militant training, police said. The trio also radicalised nine men, who are under the police scanner.
Sajid and Shakir have mastered making explosives and prepared one complete IED. Reportedly, Sajid got his hands burnt while making another device.
“They were self radicalised and used videos on YouTube to get motivated for jihad,” a officer said.
Reports suggest that the other nine accused had pledged allegiance to JeM but the police do not have evidence against them.