The Special Cell of Delhi Police has arrested a gaggle of 4 radicalised Kashmiri youths on Saturday, who had been allegedly planning terror strikes within the nationwide capital. The accused had been nabbed from central Delhi’s ITO space and had been carrying 4 refined pistols and over 120 rounds of ammunition, the police in a press release stated.
The accused have been recognized as Altaf Ahmad Dar (25), a resident of Pulwama, and Mushtaq Ahmad Gani (27), Ishfaq Majeed Koka (28) and Aqib Safi (22), all residents of Shopian, the assertion stated.
“Ishfaq is the elder brother of slain terrorist Burhan Koka, ex-chief of Ansar Ghajwat Ul Hind, an off-shoot of Al Qaeda in Jammu and Kashmir,” police stated.
They (police) stated Burhan Koka was killed in an encounter in Shopian’s Melhora space on April 29 this 12 months together with two different associates.
After his loss of life, his elder brother Ishfaq Majeed Koka was approached by the cadres of Ansar Ghajwat Ul Hind to work for the terrorist outfit, police said.
“On Friday, police received information that a group of radicalised Kashmiri youth had collected a huge cache of arms and ammunition and will come to ITO and Daryaganj. Thereafter, a trap was laid near ITO and the accused were apprehended,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Pramod Singh Kushwah stated.
Preliminary interrogation revealed that Ishfaq was allegedly indoctrinated by current chief of Ansar Ghajwat Ul Hind to work for the reason for Jihad.
Ishfaq additional indoctrinated Altaf Ahmad Dar, his cousin Aaqib and Gani, police claimed.
As per directions of their handler, they got here to Delhi on September 27 and had been tenting at Paharganj, the DCP stated. During their keep in Delhi, they collected arms and ammunition, he stated.
They had plans for a sensational terrorist exercise and thereafter, they’d be formally inducted in Ansar Ghajwat Ul Hind, Kushwah stated, including that additional investigation is underway.