New Delhi, August 22
A significant terror strike was averted with the arrest of a suspected operative of the ISIS, armed with two stress cooker IEDS, from central Delhi’s Ridge Road space following a quick alternate of fireside, Delhi Police officers stated on Saturday.
Mustakeem Khan, alias Abu Yusuf, a resident of a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Balarampur district, who was beneath look ahead to over a 12 months, deliberate to hold out a “lone wolf” strike at a excessive footfall space within the nationwide capital, stated P S Kushwah, DCP (Special Cell).
Khan, who was on a motorbike, was caught on Friday night time after a quick alternate of fireside on the part of the Ridge Road between Dhaula Kuan and Karol Bagh.
The two IEDS he was discovered with had been “fully ready” and simply wanted to be activated with a timer, police stated.
Security was stepped up within the nationwide capital and in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh following the arrest.
Khan had deliberate to strike within the nationwide capital on August 15, however couldn’t achieve this attributable to heavy safety preparations, Kushwah stated.
“Khan was to come to Delhi around August 15 to carry out terror strikes… Now, he felt the security could be lax so he could come here. But he was nabbed,” he informed reporters. He deliberate to make use of the stress cooker IEDS in a heavy footfall space of town, the police official stated.
“After planting IEDs, his plan was to attend for recent directions after which the following plan was to hold out fidayeen assaults. But he was not informed about when and the place the strike was to be carried out. A terror strike has been averted attributable to this operation,” Kushwah added. — PTI