Monday, 24 January, 2022
HomeIndiaIslamic State operative held in Delhi had planned terror strikes, says police

Islamic State operative held in Delhi had planned terror strikes, says police

DCP (Special Cell) said that Mohammad Mustakeem Khan, had planned a terror strike on 15 August, which failed due to heavy security & had been in an operation for the last one year.

Text Size:

New Delhi: A suspected ISIS operative, arrested following a brief exchange of fire, had planned terror strikes in high footfall areas of the national capital, Delhi Police officials said on Saturday.

Two pressure cooker IEDs were recovered from Mohammad Mustakeem Khan, alias Abu Yusuf, a resident of Balarampur in Uttar Pradesh. He was arrested by Delhi Police’s Special Cell on Friday night from the section of the Ridge Road between Dhaula Kuan and Karol Bagh.

Khan had planned a terror strike in the national capital on August 15, but could not do so due to heavy security arrangements, said P S Kushwah, DCP (Special Cell).

Khan had been under watch for the last year, he told reporters.

Our operation had been on for the last one year, Kushwaha said.

He said Khan was in touch with ISIS handlers who instructed him to plan terror strikes in India.

Also read: Pakistan imposes curbs on Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar & Dawood to avoid FATF blacklisting


Subscribe to our channels on YouTube & Telegram

Why news media is in crisis & How you can fix it

India needs free, fair, non-hyphenated and questioning journalism even more as it faces multiple crises.

But the news media is in a crisis of its own. There have been brutal layoffs and pay-cuts. The best of journalism is shrinking, yielding to crude prime-time spectacle.

ThePrint has the finest young reporters, columnists and editors working for it. Sustaining journalism of this quality needs smart and thinking people like you to pay for it. Whether you live in India or overseas, you can do it here.

Support Our Journalism

Most Popular