Mustakeem Khan alias Abu Yusuf, allegedly planning to hold out a “lone wolf” terror strike within the capital, was arrested in Delhi on Friday night time after a short alternate of fireside with a Delhi police workforce.
“Khan was taken to his village on Saturday night by a Delhi Police workforce after he was remanded in police custody by a court docket there,” a senior officer of the Anti-Terrorist Squad of UP police instructed in Lucknow.
The accused was taken to his village to confirm his numerous claims from his family members and neighbours in his village, he stated.
Following communication from the Delhi Police of its intention to take the accused to his village, a UP ATS workforce had swooped on the village earlier within the day and cordoned it off to limit the entry of outsiders to forestall any bother within the space, stated the UP police officer.
Throughout enquiries within the village, it transpired that Khan had left his village for Lucknow two days in the past on the pretext of getting one in all his family members handled there, he added.
But it surely couldn’t be ascertained how he reached the nationwide capital the place he was arrested on Friday night time from the central Delhi’s Ridge Highway space, he stated.
Khan was present in possession with two strain cooker IEDs which had been “absolutely prepared” and simply wanted to be activated with a timer, the Delhi Police had stated earlier on the day after securing his police custody for eight days from a court docket there.
Khan’s family members within the village feigned ignorance on how he reached Delhi regardless of saying he was going to Lucknow, the ATS officer added.
He stated the accused was taken to his village, in addition to another locations, and was intensively questioned.
The Delhi police workforce additionally requested about Khan’s antecedent from a number of of his family members and neighbours in his village, the official stated.
“In the course of the enquiries, it transpired that almost eight years in the past, he had left the village to work in Mumbai however he got here again after he bought injured there in an accident,” the official stated.
“Round 4 years in the past, he had opened a beauty store right here which he ran briefly,” the official stated.
A significant terror strike was averted with the arrest of Khan from Central Delhi’s Ridge Highway space after a short alternate of fireside, Delhi Police officers stated earlier on Saturday.
A suspected ISIS operative, Khan was present in possession with two strain cooker IEDs which had been “absolutely prepared” and simply wanted to be activated with a timer, stated Delhi police.
The Delhi Police stated Khan was on police radar for over a yr. He was planning to hold out a “lone wolf” strike at a excessive footfall space within the nationwide capital, it stated.
Khan had deliberate to strike within the nationwide capital on August 15, however couldn’t accomplish that resulting from heavy safety preparations, Delhi’s Particular Cell Deputy Commissioner of Police P S Kushwah had stated.
Safety was stepped up within the nationwide capital and neighbouring Uttar Pradesh following the arrest.