Three of 12 Suspected JeM Terrorists Sent to 10 Day Police Custody

Three of the twelve accused were sent to a ten day custody by the police on Wednesday. 

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Three of the 12 suspected JeM terrorists have been sent into police custody for 10 days. (Photo: ANI)

Three persons with alleged “ideological leaning” towards the banned Jaish-e-Mohammad were arrested in Delhi on 3 May. They have been accused of allegedly planning terror strikes in different parts of the national capital.

The three identified as Sajid Ahmad, Sameer Ahmed and Shakir Ansari were arrested while fabricating an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), official sources said.

Their movement was being continuously monitored by the central intelligence agencies and special cell of the Delhi police for last one year, sources said, adding the trio had got indoctrinated through the Internet.

While Sajid and Sameer hail from Delhi, Ansari is a resident of Deoband in Uttar Pradesh. They were produced before a court which remanded them in 10 days’ police custody.

The three had been learning to put together IEDs over the past fortnight. On 3 May, Sajjid, the alleged kingpin of the group, got injured while making the explosive device. His left hand was damaged when it went off accidentally, prompting the police to swing into action, leading to their arrest.

On Wednesday, Delhi Police arrested 12 suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists. (Photo: ANI)
On Wednesday, Delhi Police arrested 12 suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists. (Photo: ANI)

According to the sources, the three had an ideological leaning towards the banned Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group headed by Maulana Masood Azhar. Masood is wanted by India in connection with 2001 Parliament attack case and the terror strike on Pathankot IAF base in January 2016.

Delhi police arrested 12 suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists on Wednesday, following a series of overnight raids in the national capital and adjoining states. These raids are part of a joint operation of Delhi Police and a central intelligence agency.

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