Five arrested after encounter in Delhi’s Shakurpur; police probing links to terror groups

Weapons and other incriminating material have been recovered from the arrested persons, two of whom are from Punjab and three from Jammu and Kashmir, a police official said

Press Trust of India December 07, 2020 11:27:46 IST
Five arrested after encounter in Delhi’s Shakurpur; police probing links to terror groups

New Delhi: Five people were arrested after an encounter with police in East Delhi's Shakarpur area and it is suspected that some of them might have links to terror groups, officials said on Monday.

Two of them are from Punjab and three belong to Jammu and Kashmir, they said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Pramod Singh Kushwah said, "We have apprehended five persons after an exchange of fire. Weapons and other incriminating material have also been recovered from their possession."

Some of them are suspected to have links with terror groups but this is being verified, he said, adding that further investigation is underway.

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