New Delhi: In a major achievement, the Delhi Police on Saturday arrested three terrorists belonging to the Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK) terror group, reported news agency ANI. Delhi Police’s Special Cell recovered arms and ammunition from the nabbed terrorists. Also Read - Delhi Police Detains Over 3,000 Violators of COVID-19 Lockdown, Then Lets Them Off With Warning
The three terrorists of the Islamic State have been identified as Tahir Ali Khan, Haris Mushtaq Khan and Asif Suhail Nadaf. Also Read - Delhi Police to Issue E-passes For Delivery of Essential Commodities- Here's How You Can Get it
The development comes days after a high alert was sounded in Delhi after intelligence agencies informed the Special Cell of Delhi Police that two suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists had entered the national capital. Also Read - Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Delhi Police Releases List of 'Potentially Dangerous Domains' | Check Here
The Delhi Police released a photo of the two terrorists and pasted their posters across the city and also circulated their photos on the social media to alert people.
Earlier, the Punjab Police was placed on high alert after its counter-intelligence wing suggested that six to seven Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists were in the state “could be moving towards Delhi” from the state.
It had come close on the heels of four people taking over a taxi at gunpoint in Pathankot around 11:30 pm on November 13, sparking fears of another 2016-like terrorist attack.
Three persons were killed and over 20 injured when two motorcycle-borne men threw grenade in a prayer hall at the Nirankari Bhawan near Rajasansi on Sunday, an incident which police are treating as a “terrorist act”.
The Punjab Police has found striking similarities between the modus operandi of the perpetrators of the grenade attack and the one allegedly planned by an ISI-backed terror module busted in Patiala early this month.