Delhi: 2 Al Qaeda members detained before I-Day celebrations


Delhi Police has detained two suspected al Qaeda connected terrorists before Independence Day celebrations. They were involved in several joint operations of central agencies.

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The accused has been found as Syed Mohammed Zishan Ali. They were detained by the Delhi Police from the airport. As per the sources, Ali was sought by the Indian agencies for over 1 year.

A resident of Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, Ali and his brother Syed Mohammed Arshiyan were illegally working from Saudi Arabia. The sources revealed that Ali tied knot with sister of 2007 Glasgow International Airport (UK) attack accused Sabeel Ahmed.

Image result for delhi policeThe duo were on the central intelligence agencies radar since their names revealed at the time of questioning of few members of the Indian sub-continent module of Al Qaeda (AQIS), involving Cuttack-based priest Abdul Rehman. In year 2015, these people were detained as they were indulged in making decision about militant attacks across the country, police stated.

On the other hand, a 25-year-old alleged member of al Qaeda was detained last week by the Delhi Police special cell. The captured ‘terrorist’ is from Bangladesh and is an lively member of AQIS, special cell officials asserted.

MM Oberoi, joint commissioner of police (special cell) finalized that their members detained Raja-ul-Ahmed on information posted with them by the West Bengal police that was already searching for the al Qaeda-linked ‘militant’. But, Oberoi, denied to send details about the date and area of Ahmed’s capture in Delhi.

Image result for delhi police“The whole investigation was of the West Bengal cops and we only assisted them to arrest the accused. It added that, “We can only send the Bengal Police shared precise detail about the place of the accused. Our team investigated the place and detained him,” Oberai affirmed.

“Ahmed was grilled about his purpose of visit to Delhi to find out if he was sent to the city by his handlers in al Qaeda to carry out terror activities in the capital during the Independence Day celebrations,” a source stated.

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As per the reports, Ahmed is initially a associate of Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), an al Qaeda enthused Islamic extremist group in Bangladesh. They affirmed, ATB is a sub-module of AQIS. His question has disclosed that he was making decision to reach to Nepal.