UP anti-terror squad, Delhi police arrest youth from Jalandhar
The suspect has been identified as Muzzamil Khan alias Ghazi Baba of Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh.punjab Updated: Apr 20, 2017 18:45 IST
Delhi police and Uttar Pradesh anti-terror squad, accompanied by the city police, arrested a 22-year-old suspected terrorist in Sant Nagar near Basti Sheikh of Jalandhar on Thursday early morning.
The suspect has been identified as Muzzamil Khan alias Ghazi Baba of Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh. He had come to Jalandhar around two years ago and was working as a tailor in a boutique.
Sant Nagar has a sizeable Muslim population.
Police commissioner PK Sinha said other suspects from the same terrorist group were arrested from cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Bihar.
An official told PTI that raids were carried out on Thursday morning in Mumbra (Maharashtra), Jalandhar (Punjab), Narkatiaganj (Bihar), Bijnor and Muzaffarnagar (both in Uttar Pradesh) in a joint operation of the Delhi special cell, the ATS of UP and Maharashtra, and the police of Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Bihar and three suspects were arrested.
“From what we have come to know till now, they were conspiring to carry out a major attack so as to get their group an identity and create terror in the region,” UP ADG (Law and Order) Daljit Chaudhary told PTI in Lucknow.
(With agency inputs)
First Published: Apr 20, 2017 16:30 IST