IM terrorist Ariz Khan involved in five bomb blasts arrested

IM terrorist Ariz Khan involved in five bomb blasts arrested

Ariz Khan, the 32-year-old bomb maker of terror group Indian Mujahideen that carried out serial bombings in Delhi and elsewhere a decade back, has been arrested, a senior Delhi Police officer announced on Wednesday.

Another member of the Indian Mujahideen, Shahzad Ahmed, was caught in 2013 and sentenced to life in prison for his actions at the Batla House encounter. Meanwhile, Ariz Khan was believed to be the fourth accused managed to escape from the encounter scenario. "He was also wanted in 2007 UP blasts, 2008 Jaipur serial blasts, 2008 Ahmedabad blasts and had escaped during Batla House encounter", police said. "In all, 135 people were killed and over 400 injured", Kushwaha told The Indian Express. "He was planning to revive terrorism in the country with the help of his associates". Initially, he tried his hand at running a restaurant but later started teaching in different schools in Nepal.

The police had picked up information about key operatives Mohammad Atif Ameen, Mohammad Sajid and Junaid being present at the spot.

He was also wanted in the Batla House encounter in the same year in which Delhi Police Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma was killed.

Kushwaha said that Khan and Tauqeer returned to the subcontinent in 2017 in order to revive the SIMI (Student Islamic Movement of India).

A month later they separated and Khan crossed over to Nepal.

Police said Khan managed to procure local identity cards and stayed in Nepal till 2014.

"Junaid was coming to meet a contact at the Banwasa Border".

"For a cover, he worked as a labourer and also met with many sympathizers there", Mr Kushwah said.

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