Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) PC Kushwaha informs media about Junaid's arrest
Delhi Police special cell on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a 32-year-old man having links with banned terrorist organisation Indian Mujahideen (IM) wanted for 2008 serial blasts in Delhi which had claimed lives of at least 30 people and had left more than 100 injured.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Pramod Singh Kushwaha confirmed the development.
The arrested Indian Mujahideen suspect has been identified as Ariz Khan alias Junaid, a resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh. According to the DCP, Junaid has been evading police arrest since 2008 and he carried an award of Rs 15 lakh (Rs 10 lakhs by NIA and Rs 5 lakh by Delhi Police ) on his head.
Kushwaha further added that in 2008 after serial blasts, police had cornered Junaid and other wanted in Batla House. “He managed to escape, while two other terrorists were gunned down,” said the DCP.
According to police, Junai is an expert in making improvised explosive devices. “He was was also wanted by various security agencies for 2007 UP blast, 2008 Jaipur blast and 2008 Ahmedabad blasts.”