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NIA Arrests Alleged IM Operative in 2005 Delhi Blast Case 

NIA said its investigation revealed that he was involved in serial blasts at Varanasi in 2006, among others. 

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested a suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) operative Ariz Khan on Wednesday, 18 April, for his alleged involvement in 2005 Delhi serial blasts.

“These members conspired to commit terrorist act by making preparation for targeting various important and prominent places of India, especially in Delhi, by causing bomb blasts, with the active aid and support from their Pakistan-based operatives and associates, and others, thus waging war against the government of India,” NIA said in a statement. 

Ariz Khan was chargesheeted by the NIA on 22 September 2014.

The accused was produced before NIA special judge, Patiala House court on Wednesday, 18 April and remanded in NIA custody till 24 April.

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NIA said investigation in this case revealed that Khan was involved in the serial blasts in Delhi in 2005, in Varanasi in 2006 and in Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Delhi in 2008, besides a blast in a court in Uttar Pradesh in 2007,

"A dedicated team of NIA officials is interrogating the accused," the statement said.

(With inputs from PTI.)

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