Delhi Police Catches Wanted Indian Mujahideen Terrorist Ariz Khan After 10 Years

| February 14 , 2018 , 18:50 IST

The 32-year-old bomb maker Ariz Khan alias Junaid of terrorist organisation Indian Mujahideen responsible for carrying out serial bombings in Delhi killing 165 people was arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police on Wednesday.

The engineer-turned-terrorist was on a run since the September 2008 Batla House encounter when 2 suspects from the terror group were killed while two were caught red-handed. The wanted criminal had a reward of ₹15 lakh on his arrest.

Calling the arrest a "big success", Pramod Singh Kushwaha, DCP, Special Cell Delhi Police confirmed, "Khan was involved in many bombing incidents including 2008 Delhi serial blasts, 165 people died in incidents he was involved in."

The expert bomb maker's involved is suspected in 2007 UP blasts, 2008 Jaipur serial blasts and 2008 Ahmedabad blasts. He was reportedly present at Batla House along with four others during the 2008 encounter in Delhi's Jamia Nagar but escaped the authorities.

Juniad was nabbed from the Indo-Nepal border days after India’s most wanted terrorist, Abdul Subhan Qureshi, accused of 2008 serial blasts in Gujarat was arrested by the Special Cell after a brief firing from Ghazipur on January 22.

During the Batla House operation, encounter specialist Mohan Chand Sharma was killed. His supposed aid in the Batla House encounter case and Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorist Shahzad Ahmed was sentenced to life imprisonment.