Suspected IM terrorist held in Delhi

Suspected IM terrorist held in Delhi

Suspected IM terrorist held in Delhi

The police have arrested co-founder of the Indian Mujahideen (IM), who is linked to the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and one of the suspected main conspirators of the 2008 Gujarat serial blasts, after a brief gunfight in east Delhi.

Abdul Subhan Qureshi (46), software engineer-turned-bombmaker, was apprehended by the Delhi Police's anti-terror unit Special Cell from Ghazipur on Saturday evening following an input that he would come to meet an old acquaintance in Ghazipur.

According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) P S Kushwah, Qureshi was living in Nepal using a fake identity. Qureshi, who was on the radar of the Special Cell and intelligence agencies, had visited Saudi Arabia between 2015 and 2017.

"Twelve to 13 rounds were fired from both sides. We have recovered pistols and documents from Qureshi. He was trying to revive the SIMI and Indian Mujahideen," Kushwaha said.

He was produced before a city court which sent him to police custody for 14 days.

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