New Delhi, Oct 11: With the arrest of three terrorists belonging to banned Indian Mujahideen, Delhi Police today claimed to have solved Pune blast in August and also averted terror strikes in the national capital and Bihar during upcoming festive season.
At a press conference, Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar termed the arrest of Asad Khan (33), Imran Khan (31) and Syed Feroze (38) as a major breakthrough and claimed that their plans to carry out strikes in Delhi and a temple in Bihar's Bodhgaya during the Dusehra and Diwali festivals have been foiled.
Asad, who is a recruiter, motivator and ideologue of the IM, and Imran were arrested on September 26 from their hideout in Pul Prehladpur in south Delhi while Firoze (38) was apprehended from Nizamuddin Railway station five days later.
The Commissioner said that during the interrogation of Syed Zabiuddin alias Abu Jundal, one of the main accused in 26/11, leads had surfaced that some of the terror groups of Indian Mujahideen were planning to carry out more attacks.
Jundal also claimed during interrogation that one of the founders of Indian Mujahideen terror group, Fayaz Kaghzi, a resident of Beed in Maharashtra, was coordinating the terror strikes from a West Asian country.