2 men arrested for suspected terror links were tasked with killing right-wing leaders
The Delhi Police‘s Special Cell, which recently nabbed two individuals from the national capital’s Jahangirpuri area, is now probing the links of the suspected terrorists with Pakistan’s ISI agency, official sources said.
Jagjit Singh alias Jagga a.k.a. Yaqub, and Naushad had planned to carry out a “terror operation”, targeting right-wing leaders, but they were nabbed by the sleuths of Delhi Police’s Special Cell before they could implement their plans.
On Thursday, police arrested Naushad and Yaqub and recovered three pistols along with 22 bullets. The duo was sent to 14-day police custody on Friday.
According to sources, Naushad was associated with the Pakistan-based terrorist organization Harkat-ul-Ansar.
“Naushad had been in Tihar for a long time and there he came in touch with Arif Mohammed, an accused in the ‘Red Fort attack’ case, and Sohail, a terrorist. Sohail was later released in 2018 and went to Pakistan and joined Lashkar-e-Taiba but Naushad was in contact with him,” said the sources.
Yaqub was said to be in touch with the Bambiha gang of Punjab and later on, he developed contacts with Khalistani operators. He has been getting instructions from anti-national elements based abroad. He is a parole jumper in a case of murder in Uttarakhand, said the sources.
Sources further said that it was Sohail who gave the task of target killings of prominent Hindu leaders to Naushad and sent videos of the killings.
The duo had killed a boy, a resident of Adarsh Nagar, in December, and the body, which had a ‘Trishul’ tattoo on its shoulder, was recovered from the Bhalswa Dairy area based on the disclosures made by the two alleged terrorists.
A video was sent to Sohail. Later, the accused cut up the body into eight pieces and dumped them in the Bhalswa Dairy area.
“All the pieces have been recovered by the police at their instance,” said a senior police officer.
On Friday, the Special Cell recovered two hand grenades from the accused duo’s rented accommodation in the Bhalswa Dairy area.
“The disclosures made by the accused led the police to their rented accommodation at Shradha Nand Colony under the Bhalswa Dairy police station area. Two hand grenades were recovered from their room,” said a senior police officer.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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Good effort by Amit Shah & his teams