New Delhi: The Special Cell of Delhi police arrested two terrorists near Red Fort in the national capital on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. The militants are suspected to be associated with Islamic State in Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK). They have been taken under 5-day police remand.

“Two suspected terrorists associated with Islamic State in Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK) have been arrested here by Delhi Police’s Special Cell,” a senior police official told PTI.

Identified as Parvez and Jamshed, the two terrorists were arrested from Jama Masjid bus stop. The police have recovered weapons from them.

Briefing about the arrests, DCP (Special Cell) said, “Delhi Police Special Cell arrested 2 terrorists last night from Jama Masjid bus stop near Red Fort. 2 pistols, 10 cartridges and 4 mobile phones seized from them. They had acquired weapons from UP and were going to Kashmir. Weapons were to be used for terrorist activities.”

He further informed that the brother of Parvez was gunned down in an encounter with security forces in January, while claiming that the latter was initially a member of Hizbul Mujahideen. “We arrested Parvez and Jamshed. They are members of an outfit called ISJK. Brother of Parvez was gunned down in an encounter with security forces in January, he was initially a member of Hizbul Mujahideen and later joined ISJK,” he said.

“Delhi was not a part of their plan, they were just in transit here. They told us that the leader of the outfit (ISJK) is Umar Ibn Nazir and the number 2 leader is Adil Thokar. They were following the orders of Adil Thokar,” he further said.

Notably, ISJK is a terror outfit influenced by Islamic State ideology.