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ISIS operative arrested in Delhi, 15 kgs IED recovered, UP on high alert

The Delhi Police special cell arrested an ISIS operative from Dhaula Kuan after a brief shootout last night. The accused was nabbed at around 11.30 pm on Friday.

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New Delhi Updated on: August 22, 2020 23:50 IST
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National Security Guard (NSG) commandos deployed near Buddha Jayanti Park in Ridge Road area.

The Delhi Police special cell arrested an ISIS operative from Dhaula Kuan after a brief shootout last night. The accused was nabbed at around 11.30 pm on Friday. Two pressure cookers turned into IEDs (improvised explosive devices) with about 15 kg of explosives in them, and a pistol was recovered from his possession. 

"One ISIS operative was arrested with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) by our Special Cell after an exchange of fire at Dhaula Kuan," Pramod Singh Kushwaha, Delhi DCP (Deputy Commissioner of Police) Delhi Police Special Cell, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR:

  • Police check vehicles of commuters in the city as security tightened in the backdrop of the arrest of an ISIS operative in Delhi. 
  • Delhi Police took a person into custody at Utraula's Badhya Bhaisahi. 
  • Delhi Police brought ISIS operative Abu Yusuf to his native village Badhya Bhaisahi in Utraula area. 
  • UP ADG Law & Order Prashant Kumar confirmed that the ISIS operative arrested from Dhaula Kuan in Delhi has a connection with Uttar Pradesh. The possibility of his other associates being active cannot be denied. Security agencies in the State are on alert. 
  • Uttarakhand Director General of Police (Law and Order) Ashok Kumar said that no links of ISIS operative Abu Yusuf with Uttarakhand can be established so far. 
  • Abu Yusuf had plans to go for hijrat in Khurasan, Afghanistan along with his family, said Delhi Police Special Cell. 
  • ISIS operative who was arrested in Delhi last night has been identified as Mustkeem, a resident of Badhya Bhaisahi village in Balrampur.
  • The ISIS operative who was arrested with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), was on a bike when intercepted by police.
  • Searches are underway at several locations. 
  • NSG commandos and members of the Bomb Disposal (Squad) are carrying out search operations near the Buddha Jayanti Park in Ridge Road area. 
  • Meanwhile, a high alert has been sounded in Uttar Pradesh. "DGP's instructions, all SSPs & security agencies of Uttar Pradesh instructed to remain on high alert after a person was arrested with IEDs from Delhi today by Delhi Police Special Cell," Prashant Kumar, ADG-Law & Order, Uttar Pradesh, said.

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