Suspected IM Terrorist Missing Since Batla House Encounter Nabbed
The Delhi Police has arrested a suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist who had been on the run since the 2008 Batla House encounter, a senior officer said on Wednesday. 14 February.
Ariz Khan alias Junaid was arrested by the Delhi Police's Special Cell.
The DCP of the Delhi Police Special Cell confirmed the news of Khan’s arrest, further stating the fact that about 165 people died in the acts of terror he was involved in.
Kushwaha further said that Khan is an expert bomb maker and was associated with Atif Amin who was killed in the Batla House Encounter in Delhi’s Jamia Nagar. The DCP of the special cell also laid out all the cases Khan was involved in.
Khan was present at Batla House, along with four others, and had managed to give police the slip during the encounter on 19 September 2008 in which two Indian Mujahideen terrorists were killed and as many arrested.
Encounter specialist and Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma, who led the police action, was also killed during the operation.
A trial court in New Delhi had sentenced Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorist Shahzad Ahmed to life imprisonment in July 2013 in connection with the Batla House encounter case. His appeal against the trial court's verdict has been pending in the high court.
(With inputs from PTI and ANI)