In a major outbreak, an active terror module of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), a terror group based in Pakistan, has been busted by the Intelligence Bureau and the special cell in the national capital. 12 suspects have been detained by the cops from different areas of Delhi, NCR and Deoband in Uttar Pradesh. They were all arrested on Wednesday morning during a raid. Out of the 12 suspects, 8 were traced from Delhi, while the rest 4 were traced from Deoband.
Arvind Deep, Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell), said, “We have detained 12 people from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh for subscribing JeM ideology. They were detained late Tuesday night. One IED has been recovered from them.”
They were all interrogated at the headquarters of the Special Cell, Lodhi Colony and bomb making material and the IED has been recovered from them. Though, their identity is still not disclosed. All the suspects are under the age group of 30 years. The Police believes that all the suspects are members of a sleeper cell unit of the terror outfit and were also planning a terror attack in the national capital.
According to the Police, the involvement of 5 suspects out of the 8 is certain, whereas the rest of them have been just hanging and they have been taken into custody so that further verification can be done. An FIR has also been registered against the suspects by the Special Cell for being a part of such group.
According to a senior official, “A team of the force’s anti-terror unit Special Cell zeroed in on two of the youths, while they were allegedly in the process of making improvised explosive device, from east Delhi’s Gokulpuri area, names of the others emerged during their questioning and they were tracked down one after another in the wee hours today.” Special Cell is still conducting raids is areas of Delhi and UP, to find out more about the suspects.