Teams of Delhi Police are camping in UP to investigate the terrorism module that was busted. A few more names came out during interrogation.
Delhi Police, during the course of the investigation, has found that one Humaid from Uttar Pradesh was a part of the terror module. He is the uncle of one of the arrested terror suspects Osama. He was the one who motivated Osama and Zeshan to go to Pakistan and get the training of making explosives. Delhi Police special cell also suspects Osama’s father Usaidur Rehman could also be part of this module.
Osama was arrested by Delhi’s Jamia Nagar. His father is believed to be in Dubai. Zeshan was, however, arrested from UP’s Prayagraj district.
Police said the two IEDs, which were recovered from UP’s Prayagraj, will be disposed of on Thursday. A total of two IEDs, two hand grenades, two Italian pistols, and 50 live cartridges were recovered from their possession.
Apart from the six arrests, the Special Cell had also picked up three more suspects from UP but all were allowed to go as nothing suspicious was found from them.
In a joint operation with UP police, Delhi Police had conducted raids at multiple locations across cities and managed to nab six of the terror suspects – Zeshan Qamar, 28, Osama alias Sami, 22, Moolchand alias Lala, 47, Jan Mohammad Sheikh alias Sameer, 47, Mohd Abu Bakar, 23 and Mohd Amir Javed, 31 from UP, Delhi, and Maharashtra.
While #Delhi Police highlighted an underworld link to the terror module, #MaharashtraATS Chief ruled out any influence of the #DCompany, adding that accused who is a #Mumbai resident was linked to the underworld 2 decades ago.@mayuganapatye reports! pic.twitter.com/gKGim4CwON
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The police investigation is going on in two directions, first ascertaining the identities of associates who might be operating like sleeper cells. Zeshan and Obama during interrogation had said that during their 15 days of training, they met some Bangla-speaking people. Police also suspect these trained Bangla-speaking people might infiltrate India.
Another aspect that the police is working on is about who all were their targets. Police claimed that the arrested accused were planning to execute a blast and carry out target killings during festivals in India.
It has also been revealed that accused Sameer, who was arrested from Mumbai was directly in touch with Dawood’s brother Anees based in Pakistan. He was asked to collect arms and ammunition.