New Delhi, Feb 14: The Special Cell of the Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested a top Indian Mujahideen terrorist who was wanted for his links in several terror attacks in the country.
Ariz Khan alias Junaid is said to be involved in five bomb blast cases and had been on the run since the Batla House encounter in September 2008. Two Indian Mujahideen terrorists were killed and two others were arrested in the encounter by Delhi police in Batla House area of Jamia Nagar. Encounter specialist and Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma, who led the police action, was also killed during the operation.
“He is an expert bomb maker, conspirator and executioner. He was associated with Atif Amin who was killed in Batla House encounter. He was also wanted in 2007 UP blasts, 2008 Jaipur serial blasts, 2008 Ahmedabad blasts and had escaped from Batla House encounter,” Pramod Singh Kushwaha, DCP, Special Cell Delhi Police, told reporters. (Also Read: Abdul Subhan Qureshi, IM Operative Involved in 2008 Ahmedabad Blasts, Arrested in Delhi)
“He (Ariz Khan) was involved in many bombing incidents including 2008 Delhi serial blasts. Nearly 165 people died in incidents he was involved in,” Kushwaha added.
Ariz Khan is said to have been involved in serial bomb blasts in Delhi on September 13, 2008. Five bomb blasts within a span of 30 minutes rocked had rocked the national capital killing 30 and injuring over 100. The blasts took place at Paharganj, Barakhamaba Road, Connaught Place, Greater Kailash and Govindpuri areas.