‘Could have by no means imagined he would take to terrorism’: Father of ISIS operative held in Delhi


Lucknow, August 23

Father of alleged ISIS operative Mohammad Mustakim Khan, alias Abu Yusuf Khan, who was arrested in Delhi, on Sunday stated individuals know his son as a “very good person” and he might have by no means imagined that he would take to terrorism.

Kafeel Ahmed advised a information channel that his son has at all times been very well mannered and by no means fought with anybody.

Khan, 36, from Badhiyaa Bhaisaahi village in Uttar Pradesh’s Balrampur district was arrested from central Delhi’s Ridge Road space late on Friday evening following a quick trade of fireside with police, in accordance with officers.

Two “fully ready” IEDs had been recovered from him, and he deliberate to hold out a “lone wolf” strike at a heavy footfall space within the nationwide capital, the officers stated.

Ahmed stated Khan left residence on Friday for Rath in UP’s Hamirpur district and after that his whereabouts weren’t recognized.

“On Saturday, we learnt that he has been arrested in Delhi,” he stated.

Asked about Khan amassing explosive materials and testing bombs in a graveyard, Ahmed stated, “I have not heard anything about explosive material. If I had any idea that he was collecting explosive material, I would not have allowed Abu Yusuf to stay in my house.” “Only after the police came in the evening and found the material I realised what it is,” he stated.

Ahmed stated he’s “deeply saddened” by what has occurred.

“Everyone knows that Abu Yusuf is a very good person. He used to speak very politely, and did not get into fights with anyone,” he stated.

Khan had been on the police radar for over a 12 months now, in accordance with the officers.

He has been booked beneath the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. He was remanded to eight days in police custody and brought to completely different locations in Uttar Pradesh, together with Balrampur, for additional investigation, the officers stated. PTI



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