Suspected Indian Mujahideen militant arrested

He was a member of Azamgarh (Sanjarmur) module of the IM and was based in Nepal where he was teaching at a school. His associate, Tauqueer, was arrested earlier by the Delhi Police in January this year.

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New Delhi, Publish Date: Feb 15 2018 12:19AM | Updated Date: Feb 15 2018 12:19AM
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An alleged Indian Mujahideen (IM) militant, who was linked to serial blasts in UP, Gujarat and Delhi and had escaped during the Batla House encounter, was arrested from the Indo-Nepal Border, police said.

A team of the Delhi Police's Special Cell arrested Ariz Khan (32) fron Banwasa on Indo-Nepal border yesterday evening, said  PS Kushwah, DCP(Special Cell).

"Khan was involved in reviving the IM and SIMI in the country after the arrest of its big leaders. He was absconding since a decade and a reward of Rs 15 lakh had been announced for his arrest," Kushwah said.

He was a member of Azamgarh (Sanjarmur) module of the IM and was based in Nepal where he was teaching at a school. His associate, Tauqueer, was arrested earlier by the Delhi Police in January this year.

Khan was wanted by the Delhi Police in connection with serial blasts in September 2008 in the national capital in which about 30 people were killed and over 100 injured.

He was also wanted in the Batla House encounter in the same year in which Delhi Police Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma was killed.

"Khan was present along with other terrorists in Batla House and had managed to escape along with an  accomplice during the encounter," the officer said.

He was an expert bomb-maker and a core member of Azamgarh module of the IM, He was involved in "conspiring and planning" Delhi, Jaipur and Ahmedabad bomb blasts in 2008 carried out by the IM, he said.