9 kgs of explosives, suicide vests, recovered from ISIS suspect’s home

New Delhi, August 23

A Delhi Police Special Cell workforce seized round eight to 9 kgs of explosives other than suicide jackets and vests following a search at arrested ISIS operative Mohammad Mustakim Khan alias Abu Yusuf Khan’s home in Balrampur in Uttar Pradesh, a senior police officer stated on Sunday.

“Khan was taken to his native village by the Special Cell team on Saturday for the search operation at his house. A jacket fitted with 3 packets of explosives and another jacket with 4 packets of explosives were among the seized items,” stated Special Cell DCP P.S. Kushwah.

According to police, every of the packets faraway from the seized jackets was wrapped in clear tape and contained explosive materials and cardboard sheets on which ball bearings had been glued.

“A leather belt fitted with around 3 kgs of explosives was also seized along with a total of 8 to 9 kgs of explosive material,” the officer stated.

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Three cylindrical metallic containers containing explosives together with taped electrical energy wires and two different cylindrical containers containing ball bearings had been additionally seized.

“A wooden box used for target practice by firearms and an ISIS flag were also seized from the house, apart from two mobile chargers, a table clock attached with electric wires, ball bearings, two lithium batteries of 4V each, one lithium battery of 9V along with one-ampere meter,” Kushwah stated.

The officer stated the ISIS operative was arrested together with two improvised explosive units (IEDs) after an trade of fireplace in central Delhi’s Ridge Road space on Friday evening. Two stress cookers fitted with IEDs, a pistol with 4 cartridges and one Apache bike had been seized from him.

The ISIS operative was allegedly dealt with by Pakistani Abu Huzaifa by means of social media earlier than Huzaifa was killed in a drone strike in Khorasan in Afghanistan final 12 months. Police stated Khan learnt to make IEDs on the web and was lively since 2015 in India after becoming a member of the ISIS.

The Delhi Police stated that his arrest had averted a serious terror strike as he had deliberate to go to Delhi on Independence Day however could not bask in any terror exercise as a result of heavy safety.

A Delhi courtroom on Saturday remanded Khan to eight-day police custody after which he was instantly taken to his hometown for the search operation. — IANS

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