A suspected ISIS terrorist, named Abu Yusuf armed with explosives and a weapon was arrested in Delhi last night after a brief shootout. He was arrested around 11.30 PM in Delhi’s DhaulaKuan area. Police claimed he was planning for some attack.
A high alert has been declared in the national capital and neighboring Uttar Pradesh, with vehicles crossing the Delhi-Noida border being checked by security officials. Noida’s Gautam Buddh Nagar district, which borders Delhi, is also on alert.
A suspected ISIS terrorist, named Abu Yusuf was arrested around 11.30 PM in Delhi’s DhaulaKuan area. Two pressure cookers, turned into IEDs (improved explosive devices) with about 15 kg of explosives in them, and a pistol were recovered from his possession. Police claimed he was planning for some attack.
Delhi DCP (Deputy Commissioner of Police) Delhi Police Special Cell Pramod Singh Kushwaha said one ISIS operative arrested by their special cell on 21st August from DhaulaKuan area.
Abu Yusuf has been remanded to seven-day judicial custody. According to police accused planned a line wolf attack. Further investigation is going on. A high alert has been declared in the national capital and neighboring Uttar Pradesh, with vehicles crossing the Delhi-Noida border being checked by security officials. Noida’s Gautam Buddh Nagar district, which borders Delhi, is also on alert. They tried to find out other activist in other parts of country.
According to sources accused was a resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Balrampur. Following his arrest, officials have conducted raids at six places across Delhi, Ghaziabad in UP and Uttarakhand.
Meanwhile, NSG commandos and members of the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) were seen carrying out search operations near the Buddha Jayanti Park in the national capital’s Ridge Road area.
In a visual it was found that NSG (National Security Guard) commandos, dressed in black and equipped with bulletproof jackets, are gathered around a table on which what appears to be electronic equipment has been set up.
As the visuals play out a six-wheeled black robotic device, likely a bomb defusing or disposal device, trundles down the path and towards a parked truck, at which point it stops and turns to the camera. The visuals also show NSG commandos with sniffer dogs patrolling the area.
The arrest in Delhi comes days after a doctor was arrested in Bengaluru for alleged links to ISIS. Abdur Rahman, 28, who worked as an ophthalmologist at a medical college in the city, was arrested by the NIA (National Investigation Agency) based on intelligence from a couple arrested in Delhi in March.
After the arrest the NIA carried out searches at three of premises belonging to Abdur Rehman and seized digital devices, a mobile phone and laptop containing incriminating material.The couple that provided the intel leading to Rehman’s arrest also allegedly had links with ISIS and other terrorists, including a man in Delhi’s Tihar jail.