Wanted Indian Mujahideen terrorist Ariz Khan arrested by Delhi Police

Last Updated: Wed, Feb 14, 2018 16:31 hrs
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Lucknow: The Delhi Police Special Cell on Wednesday arrested wanted Indian Mujahideen terrorist Ariz Khan alias Junaid.

Khan, a resident of Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh is an accused in five bomb blast cases.

An engineer-turned-terrorist is a dreaded terrorist and is wanted in many cases of terrorist acts.

This arrest comes days after India's most wanted terrorist, Abdul Subhan Qureshi an accused in the 2008 Gujarat serial blasts case, was arrested by the Special Cell on January 22.

“He was associated with Atif Amin, who was killed in the Batala House encounter. Ariz Khan was also wanted in the 2007 UP blasts, 2008 Jaipur serial blasts and 2008 Ahmedabad blasts. He had escaped from Batala House during the encounter,” Kushwaha said.

Encounter specialist and inspector Mohan Chand Sharma, who led the police action, was killed during the Batla House operation.

A trial court in July 2013 had sentenced Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorist Shahzad Ahmed to life imprisonment in connection with the Batla House encounter case. His appeal against the trial court’s verdict has been pending in the high court.

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