5 associated with terror outfits held after shootout in east Delhi, say police

Updated on Dec 07, 2020 02:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKarn Pratap Singh | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar

Five men belonging to different terrorist organisations have been apprehended after a shootout in east Delhi on Monday, the Delhi Police’s special cell said. The exchange of fire took place in the national capital’s Shakarpur area around 7am.

Two of those held are from Punjab while three are from Kashmir, deputy commissioner of police of the special cell Pramod Kushwaha said. “The operation happened around 7am in the Shakarpur area. The five were caught after an exchange of bullets with our special cell officials. We have recovered weapons and other incriminating materials from them,” he added.

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On being asked about the identities of the apprehended persons and the terror groups they are associated with, the Kushwaha said that the investigation is at an early stage and all information related to the suspects is being verified.

The group was backed by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence for narcoterrorism, Kushwaha told ANI.

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