Suspected IM Terrorist Missing Since Batla House Encounter Nabbed
Aziz Khan in custody.
Aziz Khan in custody.(Photo: ANI)

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.

Delhi Police Special Team arrested Ariz Khan alias Junaid. He was involved in many bombing incidents including the 2008 Delhi serial blasts. About 165 people died in incidents he was involved in.
Pramod Singh Kushwaha, DCP, Special Cell, Delhi Police
File Photo of Ariz Khan alias Junaid.
File Photo of Ariz Khan alias Junaid.
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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.

He is an expert bomb maker, conspirator and executioner. He was associated with Atif Amin who was killed in the Batla House encounter. He was also wanted in the 2007 UP blasts, 2008 Jaipur serial blasts, 2008 Ahmedabad blasts and managed to escape from the Batla House encounter.

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)

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