A Pakistani terrorist, who is planning a major terror attack in Delhi, has been arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police. He has been identified as Mohammad Ashraf alias Ali. He hails from Punjab, Pakistan and was working at the behest of Pakistani intelligence agency ISI. Police have recovered an AK-47 rifle, 60 cartridges, a hand grenade, 2 pistols and 50 rounds of it and Rs. He had kept these weapons and cash hidden under the sand at Kalindi Kunj Ghat in Yamuna river.
Is married to an Indian girl, is the head of Delhi’s sleeper cell
According to Delhi Police sources, this Pakistani terrorist was living in Delhi for the last 15 years and had also married an Indian girl. At present he was living separately from his wife. He was the head of Delhi’s sleeper cell and provided arms and logistic support to terrorists coming to India. There are more people in its network in Delhi. He was plotting the Lone Wolf Attack. Police believe that more arrests may be made soon.
Delhi Police Special Cell arrested Mohd Asraf, a Pakistani terrorist, from Ramesh Park, Laxmi Nagar. One AK-47 assault rifle with one extra magazine and 60 rounds and other weapons seized from his possession. pic.twitter.com/0hHxP4H4Uu
— ANI (@ANI) October 12, 2021
No ‘Pak’ connection revealed in mobile investigation
During police interrogation, he first denied having married and later claimed that he lived with a woman and then separated from her. His claims are being corroborated by the police. Police are also trying to know who got it in recent days and from where it got the weapons. Along with this, the call details of both his mobile phones are also being extracted. During the investigation of mobile, information of many online calls from Pakistan has also been received. Let us tell you that the last terrorist attack in the capital was in 2011 near the Delhi High Court, which was a bomb blast.
This terrorist has also lived in many different states of India like Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab Rajasthan, UP, Best Bengal and now he was living in Delhi. Along with this, information about its role in many major terrorist incidents has come to the fore.
At present, the team of Special Cell is interrogating the terrorist. Police believe that he was planning some major attack during the festive season. The police team is trying to find out who in India were helping him. In what way did he reach India via Nepal and who are his helpers in this whole conspiracy.
The entire operation was carried out under the supervision of Rakesh Asthana.
This entire operation has been carried out under the supervision of Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana. Let us tell you that there is a high alert in the capital regarding the terrorist attack. A few days ago, Delhi Police had received such inputs that there could be a terrorist attack in the capital. In this regard, the Commissioner of Police had instructed all the district policemen, Special Cell and Crime Branch to remain alert. Police teams were working continuously regarding this and they have caught the suspected terrorist on a tip-off. Investigation has revealed that the terrorist had come to Delhi via Nepal. Police suspect that he was planning to carry out some major attack during the festive season.
Special Cell DCP Pramod Kushwaha said that the arrested Mohammad Ashraf alias Ali is a resident of Punjab, Pakistan. He was arrested from near Ramesh Park in Laxminagar area on Monday night. In this regard, the police team had registered a case of conspiracy on October 8. During the investigation, the police came to know that he was living on a fake ID. He had got a fake ID card made of Shastri Nagar in the name of Ali Ahmed Noori. The police have recovered fake ID, bag and two mobile phones from him. An AK-47, magazine and 60 bullets were also recovered from him. A hand grenade, two pistols and 50 cartridges have also been recovered from Kalindi Kunj Ghat on his spot. He has also recovered an Indian passport from Turkman Gate area.