Suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist arrested

NEW DELHI: An alleged Indian Mujahideen(IM) terrorist, who was linked to serial blasts in UP, Gujarat and Delhi and had escaped during the Batla House encounter, was arrested from the Indo-Nepal Border, police said.

A team of the Delhi Police’s Special Cell arrested Ariz Khan (32) fron Banwasa on Indo-Nepal border yesterday evening, said  PS Kushwah, DCP(Special Cell).

“Khan was involved in reviving the IM and SIMI in the country after the arrest of its big leaders. He was absconding since a decade and a reward of Rs 15 lakh had been announced for his arrest,” Kushwah said.

He was a member of Azamgarh (Sanjarmur) module of the IM and was based in Nepal where he was teaching at a school. His associate, Tauqueer, was arrested earlier by the Delhi Police in January this year. (AGENCIES)