Terror plot foiled as Delhi cops bust JeM cell; three arrested
NEW DELHI: Delhi Police arrested three suspected operatives of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group and recovered explosives after a six-month covert operation on Wednesday, possibly thwarting a series of planned blasts in the Capital.
Special commissioner of police ( Special Cell) Arvind Deep told HT the three men — Sajid, Sameer and Shakir Ansari — were making improvised explosive devices ( IED) to strike markets and crowded places in the city.
The trio was arrested during late- night raids in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh after a police informer managed to infiltrate the group. Police said the alleged mastermind, Sajid, was in touch with JeM leader ‘ Tallah’, who says he is the brother of the terror outfit’s founder, Masood Azhar.
His associate 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. >> CONTINUED ON P10