Multiple explosive devices and a suicide vest, primed for use in a terror attack, have been recovered from the home of a suspected ISIS terrorist in Uttar Pradesh’s Balrampur district, two days after he was arrested in Delhi
Two explosive devices were also found on the suspected terrorist when he was arrested in Delhi on Friday
The raid, conducted by a team of Special Cell officers from Delhi Police, also found an ISIS flag and documents linked to the terror group.
Muhammad Mustakeem (alias Yusuf or Abu Yusuf) was arrested by Delhi Police late Friday night after a brief shootout in the national capital’s Dhaula Kuan area.
Two pressure cookers, turned into IEDs (improved explosive devices) with about 15 kg of explosives in them and a pistol with four cartridges were recovered from him, police said.
Following his arrest, a team of Special Cell officers rushed to Balrampur yesterday, where they blocked off the village and conducted extensive questioning. According to the cops the suspect had tested several smaller IEDs at a burial ground in the village.
Meanwhile, NSG commandos and members of the Bomb Disposal Squad were deployed to conduct search operations in parts of Delhi. The IEDs – which the police said they were “fully ready” and only needed a timer to be activated – were safely defused.
The cops have said Mustakeem visited several places in Delhi ahead of a “lone wolf” attack.
According to PS Kushwaha, Delhi DCP (Deputy Commissioner of Police) Delhi Police Special Cell, who was quoted by news agency PTI, he had planned a terror strike in the city on Independence Day, but had been foiled by heavy security.
Muhammad Mustakeem (alias Yusuf or Abu Yusuf) was arrested by Delhi Police late Friday night
“We had been conducting surveillance on him through sources. We also found he was in touch with ISIS and directly in…
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