New Delhi: A day after letting off 4 of the 10 arrested JeM linked operatives, the Special Cell of Delhi Police on Sunday released the remaining 6 youths as well due to lack of adequate evidence.
All 10 youths were arrested by Delhi Police last week for their alleged ideological leaning towards Pakistan based banned terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). According to police, they found no evidence to show that the 10 were involved in plotting a terror strike.
A police official said that they were freed after investigators said they did not find adequate evidence to prove their involvement in the suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed ring, which was busted last week with the arrest of three youths and Improvised Explosive Device were recovered from their possession.
During the 3 day interrogation by the anti-terrorism unit, the youths, police said, however, admitted to attending indoctrination sessions conducted by the prime accused, Mohammed Sajid.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Sajid had messaged JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar's brother Talha on messaging app WhatsApp that he and another accused, Shaqir, wished to undergo arms training and wanted a visa to come to Pakistan.
Police also said that evidence against the three other youths – Sajid, Sameer Ahmed, and Shakir Ansari became stronger after forensic report of the trio's mobile phones and Facebook accounts confirmed their links with JeM are functionaries.
The trio told police that there are still many people in India who are influenced by JeM. Police said that Sajid had uploaded a photo of Masood Azhar on Facebook and was also in touch with two Pakistan nationals, Rashid Aman and Sajjad Gori, who are known JeM operatives.