Delhi Police arrests suspected Islamic State operative from Ridge Road area, recovers IEDs and pistol

Police said the accused, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, was a lone wolf and was planning an attack in the national capital

FP Staff August 22, 2020 13:55:58 IST
Delhi Police arrests suspected Islamic State operative from Ridge Road area, recovers IEDs and pistol

Delhi Police arrested an alleged operative of the Islamic State from the National Capital’s Ridge Road area on Friday night, according to several media reports.

Two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and a pistol were recovered from the accused, later identified as Abdul Yusuf Khan, a resident of Uttar Pradesh.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Pramod Singh Kushwaha told reporters the accused was arrested after six rounds of fire were exchanged along Ridge Road between Dhaula Kuan and Karol Bagh. He was taken to the Special Cell office in Lodhi Colony.

Police said the accused was a lone wolf and was planning an attack in the National Capital, adding that his movement was being tracked for the past few months.

“On Friday evening, they learnt that he would be coming to the Ridge area. Acting on this information, a trap was laid and the accused was arrested,” a senior police officer told Indian Express.

While security was ramped up around the Buddha Jayanti Garden in the Ridge Road area, a bomb disposal team of the National Security Guard was deployed to defuse the IEDs, as per the newspaper.

With inputs from agencies

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