The Special Cell of Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested six terrorists, including two Pakistani-trained terrorist operatives. All of them were trained by soldiers of the Pakistan Army at a farmhouse on the outskirts of Karachi and taught “how to strike and do as much damage as possible.” CNN-News18 has received information about the group’s travel and military training. He was sent to Pakistan via two other countries.
According to the report, the group was first asked to go to Muscat, the port capital of Oman, on a valid visa, where they were also quarantined for 10 days. After this he was sent to Iran by sea. From Iran he went to Karachi by a boat. After reaching Karachi, they stayed at a farm house on the outskirts of the city.
There, three people from the Pakistani army trained him to make bombs and read maps. These people also learned from him how to cause maximum damage by targeting more populated and congested areas.
The Special Cell of Delhi Police along with Uttar Pradesh ATS busted this terrorist module. Police further said that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s brother Anees was part of the team and funding was being done through the hawala network.
The arrested people have been identified as Jan Mohammad Shaikh (47) from Maharashtra, Osama (22) from Delhi, Moolchand (47) from Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh, Zeeshan Qamar (28) of Allahabad, Mohammad Abu Bakr (23) of Bahraich and Mohammad from Lucknow. Aamir as Javed (31).
Police said the arrests were made during raids at different places in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi and Rajasthan. Those arrested were doing recce of the cities ahead of the coming festive season, police said, adding, “Navrati and Ram Leela pandals and gatherings were on their target.”
Delhi Special CP (Special Cell), Neeraj Thakur said during a press conference, “Out of the six arrested men, two (Osama and Zeeshan) were trained in Pakistan and entered India this year. On getting information about this, we formed a special team. First arrests were made in Maharashtra, then two from Delhi, then we together with UP ATS arrested three.”
Police have also recovered arms, ammunition, explosives and special pistols from their possession, which were to be used for the targeted killings.
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