2 suspected Al-Qaeda operatives detained in Delhi

New Delhi: Two persons, suspected to be Al-Qaeda operatives have been detained in New Delhi, after it was found that they were allegedly planning attacks in the National Capital during Christmas and New Year.

According to the special cell that has detained them,the two had gone to Tehran and Afghanistan to undergo training. The Intelligence Bureau has constantly been tracking their movements, finally arresting them as soon as they returned to Indian terrain.

The special cell further revealed to India TV that the two had been trying to spread their network across the country, using social media sites to radicalize youth into joining the organization.

One of the suspects, identified as Aasif, is believed to be a sleeper cell of the Al-Qaeda’s India branch.

The two suspects are natives of Sambhal district of Uttar Pradesh. The Intelligence Bureau has exhausted all measures to track for more such operatives across the state of U.P.

Sources: India TV: http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/2-suspected-jihadists-planning-attacks-in-delhi-arrested-56462.html

TOI: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/IB-police-launch-joint-op-against-al-Qaida-2-detained/articleshow/50194008.cms

2 suspected Al-Qaeda operatives detained at Delhi Image source: The Hans India

2 suspected Al-Qaeda operatives detained at Delhi
Image source: The Hans India

 

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