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Big terror strike averted in Delhi: 3 ISIS terrorists arrested, IEDs recovered

The Delhi Police has averted a major terror strike in the national capital. The special cell of Delhi Police arrested three men with Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on Monday.

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New Delhi Updated on: November 25, 2019 18:34 IST
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Averting a major terror strike in the national capital, the Delhi Police on Monday arrested three ISIS terrorists along with Improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The trio was planning terror strikes in New Delhi and a few other states. The arrests were made by the Special Cell of Delhi Police from Goalpara in Assam. 

All the three are residents of Goalpara, aged between 25 to 30 years. They have been identified as Ranjit Islam alias Ranjit Ali, Luit Zameel Jaman alias Ali and Muqaddir alias Muqaddis Islam. Zameel is a 12th class pass out and worked in an Aadhar centre while Muqaddis worked as a driver and Ranjit Ali worked in a company which sells fish.

"We were getting intelligence about the three terrorists for quite some time. Assistant Commissioners of Police Special Cell Lalit Mohan Negi and Hriday Bhushan found out during an investigation that these terrorists are from Assam. The were planning strikes in Assam and then in Delhi. We contacted the Assam Police and nabbed them," Pramod Kumar Singh Kushwaha, Special Cell DCP, told mediapersons at a press conference.

He said that Improvised explosive devices (IED) and some literature related to Jaish-e-Mohammed have also been recovered from them.

During interrogation it was found that the three were influenced by the terrorist group ISIS. The IEDs recovered from them were the same which was used during the Bhopal train blast.

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