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IS-inspired module busted, 3 militants held in Srinagar

IANS new delhi/srinagar India
Updated: 25-11-2018 21:00 IST
In a joint operation with Srinagar police, Delhi Police has arrested three terrorists belonging to Islamic State of Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK), including a student of Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia university from Srinagar, an officer said on Sunday.

The accused have been identified as Haris Mushtaq Khan who is a student of Jamia Millia Islamia, and his accomplices Tahir Ali Khan and Asif Suhail Nadaf. They are residents of different areas in Jammu and Kashmir, he said.

"They were arrested from Srinagar's Kothi Bagh area on a specific input. Police teams on Saturday intercepted their bike near Tourism Reception Center. The accused tried to lob a grenade at the police party," Deputy Commissioner of Police P.S. Kushwah said, adding that two loaded pistols, three grenades, four mobiles and ISIS black flags were recovered from their possession.

"During investigation, the police found that Haris Mushtaq Khan, Tahir Ali Khan and Asif Suhail Nadaf were in touch with some of their accomplices in Delhi for obtaining weapons. They worked for one Aadil Thokar currently in Jammu and Kashmir," Kushwah said.

"They all belong to the ISIS-inspired module and wanted to strengthen their unit in their home state and Delhi for extending their activities. The Srinagar police is interrogating them to get more information out of them," the DCP said.

"On September 6, the Delhi Police had arrested their two accomplices -- Parvaiz Rashid Lone and Jamsheed Zahoor Paul -- from the Red Fort area in old Delhi. They had come to get illegal arms from their contacts," he said.

The accused, along with the other accomplices, had in July this year indulged in a grenade attack at CRPF personnel on guard duty in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. They had also killed a Sub-Inspector in Kashmir in November 2017, according to the officer.

"They also killed a civilian, Ahad Ahmed, in September this year on suspicion of him being a police informer," he added.

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