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Arrested duo key conspirators of Sept 2010 attack

The interrogation of Mohammad Irshad Khan and Abdul Rahman, who were arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police in connection with Jama Masjid firing, last year, has revealed that they were conspirator of the whole incident while it was executed by two members of Indian Mujahideen (IM).

delhi Updated: Nov 30, 2011 00:11 IST
HT Correspondent

The interrogation of Mohammad Irshad Khan and Abdul Rahman, who were arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police in connection with Jama Masjid firing, last year, has revealed that they were conspirator of the whole incident while it was executed by two members of Indian Mujahideen (IM).

The Special Cell has now sent various teams to Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore to nab other members of the terrorist outfit.

Khan and Rahman were arrested from Chennai on Sunday from a rented accommodation located in Selaiyur. They have confessed that they were behind the conspiracy of Jama Masjid attack in which a Taiwanese film crew was attacked on September 19, 2010.

"Now we need to arrest the executors of the attack and teams have been dispatched to strategic locations," a Special Cell officer said.

Sources said that another member of IM was with the arrested duo but managed to give them a slip. The Delhi Police formally arrested Khan and Rahman on Monday and brought the duo to Delhi on a transit remand from the local court in Chennai.

With these fresh arrests, the Delhi Police have arrested eight of the eleven people who are part of a list of active IM operatives hailing from Ranchi and adjacent locations. Earlier, Special Cell had arrested two persons wanted in a criminal case of using forged passports, from Madhubani in Bihar on October 25.