New Delhi: A Jammu and Kashmir resident alleged to be a member of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has been arrested on charges of planning to carry out “terror strikes” in the Indian national capital New Delhi during Republic Day celebrations, Delhi Police officials said Thursday.
Abdul Latif Ganai, alias Umair alias Dilawar, was arrested by Delhi Police’s Special Cell late night on January 20, they said.
The arrest was made after police got a tip-off that a JeM militant, the mastermind behind a series of grenade attacks in Srinagar recently, was planning similar terror strikes in heavy footfall areas in Delhi during Republic Day celebrations, an official said.
Dilawar was arrested with incriminating material during the night of January 20-21, he said.
A team rushed to Jammu and Kashmir and recovered two IED/grenades. It also arrested another militant, Hilal, from Bandipora who had carried out recce of target areas in Delhi.
Information about the module was shared with Srinagar Police, which thereafter arrested militants involved in grenade attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.