IM operative Ejaz Sheikh held

IM operative Ejaz Sheikh held

A 27-year-old Indian Mujahideen (IM) operative, a “silent” techie, logistics man and hawala router for the banned terrorist organisation, has been arrested by the Delhi Police’s special cell from Saharanpur railway station in Uttar Pradesh.

Ejaz Sheikh, who hails from Pune, used to send emails on behalf of the IM, provide logistics to operatives in India and prepared fake IDs for the operatives to procure SIM cards, collect money transfers, obtain rooms on rent and even enrol in professional educational institutions as a cover.

“The first task entrusted to Ejaz by the absconding chiefs of IM was to assist Yasin Bhatkal in the execution of the German Bakery blasts of February 2010. In this strike, Ejaz played the facilitating role of arranging a mobile handsets, SIM cards and the rented house near Bharati Vidyapeeth University in Pune, which were used by Bhatkal in fabricating the IEDs and executing the blasts,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Sanjeev Kumar Yadav.

Ejaz had conducted a recce of the various probable blast sites along with Bhatkal, and was instrumental in the finalisation of the German Bakery site as target, as it was considered to be of maximum impact potential in line with the IM's objectives.After the blasts, Ejaz played the role of the messenger in the Jama Masjid terror attack of September 19, 2010. 

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