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Suspected al Qaeda operative arrested from east Delhi by special cell

28-year-old Shumon Haque, who has been allegedly associated with al Qaeda for past four years, was arrested from Shakarpur area by a special cell team.

delhi Updated: Sep 19, 2017 00:30 IST
Shiv Sunny
The alleged al Qaeda operative was arrested on Sunday by a special cell team near a bus stand in Shakapur around 6pm on Sunday after a tip-off.
The alleged al Qaeda operative was arrested on Sunday by a special cell team near a bus stand in Shakapur around 6pm on Sunday after a tip-off. (HT FILE)

An alleged al Qaeda operative has been arrested from east Delhi’s Shakarpur, police said on Monday.

Shumon Haque, 28, had been allegedly associated with the terror outfit for the last four years, said Pramod Kushwaha, DCP (special cell).

Kushwaha said an identity card found in Haque’s possession showed him to be a native of Kishanganj in Bihar.

Haque was arrested on Sunday by a special cell team near a bus stand in Shakapur around 6pm on Sunday after a tip-off. He is being interrogated about his alleged activities with the terror outfit.

Delhi Police had earlier arrested two other alleged al Qaeda operatives before Independence Day in August this year.

The operation was carried out in collaboration with central agencies and West Bengal police.

Al Qaeda is an international terror group that was founded by slain terrorist Osama bin Laden. The group was behind the 9/11 attacks on World Trade Center in New York and Pentagon, the headquarters of the United States defence department.