Delhi’s anti-terror unit chief, Pramod Kushwaha, instructed police had recovered IEDs containing RDX, grenades, Beretta pistols and ammunition, which had been stocked up for the assaults on giant congregations through the upcoming festivals. One kg of RDX has been discovered until now.
Dawood Ibrahim’s brother Anees was straight coordinating execution of the plot and dealing with recruitment, finance, transport and different logistical elements by way of his underworld channels.
Two of the arrested males — Mohammad Osama from Delhi and Zeeshan from Prayagraj — had been educated by the ISI and Pak navy at Gioni within the Gwadar port space. Ibrahim’s henchmen first acquired them to Muscat after which took them to Pakistan by way of the ocean route. They got here below the scanner of companies throughout this time.
The module had acquired a number of IEDs organized from sources throughout the border and had been at a complicated stage of execution when the companies swooped down on them, thereby saving scores of lives. The first to be arrested was the chief handler and D Company henchman, Jaan Mohammed Sheikh alias Sameer Kaliya (47), a resident of Social Nagar, Mumbai.
He was nabbed from a operating prepare in Kota, Rajasthan, whereas he was on his method to Delhi. He led the groups to Mohammad Osama (22) alias Sami, a resident of Abu Fazal Enclave in Jamia Nagar space of Delhi. Simultaneously, cops picked up one other D Company affiliate and hawala vendor Moolchand (47), a resident of Rae Bareilly in UP.
Raids continued with the arrest of Zeeshan Qamar from Prayagraj and Mohammad Amir Javed from Lucknow. Mohammed Abu Bakar (23), a resident of Bahraich, was arrested from Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi. Police commissioner Rakesh Asthana reviewed the operation on Tuesday midday. The operation was carried out by a crack workforce led by ACP Lalit Mohan Negi and Hriday Bhushan.
The raids and arrests had been made by groups comprising inspectors Sunil Rajain, Ravinder Joshi and Vinay Pal. According to the police, the arrested individuals had been tasked individually to execute totally different elements of the terror plan.
“The underworld operative, Sameer, a close contact of Anees Ibrahim, was tasked by a Pak-based person connected with underworld operatives hiding in Pakistan to ensure smooth delivery of IEDs, sophisticated weapons and grenades to different entities in India,” DCP Kushwaha mentioned.
Osama and Zeeshan, who’re Pakistan-trained terror operatives working below the directions of ISI, got the duty of conducting reconnaissance of appropriate areas in Delhi and UP and place the IEDs, he added.
“The special cell of Delhi Police had received a reliable input from a central agency that a Pak-abetted and sponsored group of entities was planning to execute serial IED blasts in India. For this, the group has got multiple IEDs arranged from sources across the border and were at an advanced stage of preparation,” DCP Kushwaha mentioned in an announcement.
Their inputs, mentioned cops, indicated that an Okhla-based entity was an necessary half of this module who had associates primarily based in varied elements of the nation, together with Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra. “A multi-pronged operation was launched to unearth the whole conspiracy and several teams were stationed at Mumbai, Lucknow, Prayagraj, Rae Bareilly and Pratapgarh in UP simultaneously.
On September 14, 2021, on the basis of intelligence gathered through human as well as technical nodes, simultaneous raids were conducted in different states. The operation in UP was done in coordination with the UP ATS,” mentioned Kushwaha. The interrogation of suspects has revealed that this module had acquired refined RDX primarily based IEDs, grenades, pistols and cartridges from a sleeper cell operative and these had been despatched to UP for protected concealment.
Thereafter, underworld operative Jan Mohd Sheikh was tasked by Pak-based Anees Ibrahim to obtain them in Delhi and hand over to different terror operatives in Delhi, Mumbai and different elements of the nation. “Subsequently, further deliveries of similar consignments of IEDs were to be done through the same channel,” the DCP mentioned.
The suspects are being interrogated concerning the different consignments and the identification and areas of different members of their syndicate. An FIR has been registered on the particular cell and the suspects have been taken on remand after being produced earlier than the courtroom.