Sus­pected IM op­er­a­tive held for role in mul­ti­ple blasts

Hindustan Times (Bathinda) - - Front page -

NEWDELHI: The Delhi Po­lice have ar­rested a sus­pected In­dian Mu­jahideen ter­ror­ist who had been on the run since the 2008 Batla House en­counter, a se­nior of­fi­cer said on Wed­nes­day.

“Delhi Po­lice team ar­rested Ariz Khan alias Ju­naid, who was in­volved in many bomb­ing in­ci­dents in­clud­ing the 2008 Delhi se­rial blasts,” said Pramod Singh Kush­waha, DCP, Spe­cial Cell Delhi Po­lice, at a press con­fer­ence. “He is an ex­pert bomb maker, con­spir­a­tor and ex­e­cu­tioner ... at least 165 peo­ple died in the in­ci­dents he was in­volved in,” he added.

Khan was present at Batla House, along with four oth­ers, and had man­aged to give po­lice the slip dur­ing the en­counter on Septem­ber 19, 2008 in Delhi’s Jamia Na­gar, in which two In­dian Mu­jahideen ter­ror­ists were killed and as many ar­rested.

“He was as­so­ci­ated with Atif Amin, who was killed in the Batala House en­counter. Ariz Khan was also wanted in the 2007 UP blasts, 2008 Jaipur se­rial blasts and 2008 Ahmed­abad blasts. He had es­caped from Batala House dur­ing the en­counter,” Kush­waha said.

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