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Al-Qaeda operative plotting major operation in country arrested by Delhi police

A special cell of the Delhi Police on Sunday arrested an Al-Qaeda operative who had been working for the terror outfit for the last four years, said media reports.

According to a report on News Nation, the Delhi Police said that the arrested accused Shuman was plotting a "major operation" in the country and his other aid could be also present in the national capital.

Haq, 27, was arrested following a tip-off by Delhi Police's Special Cell, an official said. Haq's interrogation is underway and further details are
awaited, he added.

 Al-Qaeda operative plotting major operation in country arrested by Delhi police

Representational image. Reuters

Al-Qaeda in June had said, according to India Today, that it would target Hindu "separatist" organisations involved in the destruction of mosques and Muslims' property.

On 10 August, a suspected Al Qaeda terrorist was arrested from the capital when he was trying to flee to Nepal. The suspect,  Raza-Ul-Ahmed, was found to be a member of Ansar Bangla, a Bangladesh-based terror outfit affiliated with Al-Qaeda.

Ahmed was arrested by Delhi Police's special cell and was later handed over to the West Bengal police. Financial Express had cited police sources as saying that Ansar Bangla was becoming more active in India and many of its operatives had sneaked into the country using forged documents.

On 6 August, another suspected Ansar Bangla militant was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad from Muzaffarnagar. The police had said the suspect Abdullah had been living in Deoband since 2011.

With inputs from agencies

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Updated Date: Sep 18, 2017 15:12:38 IST

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