Suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist sent to 25 days police custody

New Delhi, Feb 15: A suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist, Arij Khan alias Junaid has been sent to 25-day police remand by Delhi Court on Thursday.

He was arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell on Wednesday for his alleged involvement in five bomb blast cases.

Junaid, a native of Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh and is an engineer by profession.

He was allegedly hiding in house number L-18 in Batla House, Jamia Nagar, during the encounter operation by the Special Cell, the Indian Express quoted, police was saying.

Pramod Singh Kushwaha, DCP had said ” Delhi Police Special Team arrested Junaid, he was involved in many bombing incidents including 2008 Delhi serial blasts, 165 people died in incidents he was involved in”.

A police officer had stated ” He is an expert bomb maker, conspirator and executioner. He was associated with Atif Amin who was killed in Batala House encounter. He was also wanted in 2007 UP blasts, 2008 Jaipur serial blasts, 2008 Ahmedabad blasts and had escaped from Batala House encounter.

The National Investigating Agency (NIA) had declared a reward of Rs 10 lakh, while Delhi Police had announced Rs 5 lakh for information leading to his arrest.


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