March 22, 2019 11:04 PM

New Delhi (Face2News)

A team of Special Cellled by Insp. Sunil Rajain and Insp. Ravinder Joshi under the close supervision of Sh. Lalit Mohan Negi and Sh. Hridaya Bhushan, AC’sP/NDR, reported to have arrested a JeM cadre, Sajjad Ahmed Khan s/o Ghulam Nabi Khan r/o Vill Handoora, Tral, Pulwama, J&K of JeM, Age – 27 Yrs.

The arrested JeM cadre is suspected to be involved in the conspiracy of Pulwama terror attacks. NIA has registered a case vide FIR No RC-08/2019/NIA/DLI dated 15.03.2019 u/s 120-B & 121-A IPC &17, 18, 18A, 18B, 20, 38 & 39 UA (P) Act and has named Sajjad Ahmad Khan as one of the accused along with Mudassir Khan & others.

Accused has been specially sent to Delhi to carry out reconnaissance of important targets and to set up a hideout in Delhi. This has been done to select specific targets and also to radicalize and recruit Muslim youth of UP and other states, provide them weapon training, explosives and field craft, raising funds and collecting weapons. Sajjad Khan was staying under the guise of a Shawl vendor. 

Arrested JeM Cadre was very close associate of one of the main perpetrator of Pulwamaterror attack Mudasir Khan.,He was in regular touch with Mudasir Khan before and after Pulwama terror attack, Arrested JeM Cadre is a likely suspect in the conspiracy of Pulwama terror attack, NIA has recently registered a case in which the arrested JeM Cadre along withMudassir Khan was named as accused,His two slain brothers were slain Jaish-E-Mohammad terrorists, JeM Cadre was living under the guise of a Shawlvendor.

Mr.Pramod Singh Kushwah, DCP, SpecialCell, Delhi, said, special Cell continuing with its efforts to keep vigil on the terrorists and over ground workers of various terror outfits including LeT, JeM, HM etc. Intensified it many folds post the Pulwama Terror attack, on CRPF Convoy.

Mr. Kushwah further said, an input wasreceived from Central Intelligence agency that an active cadre of JeM hasshifted to Delhi with the intention of establishing a sleeper cell and isstaying under the cover of a shawl vendor. Vigil was mounted and informationwas further developed. This input was developed through sources and physicalsurveillance was mounted in which movements of these operatives were closelyand discreetly monitored. 

On 21.03.19, aspecific information was received that one active cadre of JeM will be visitingarea near Lal Quila red light. A team was deployed near Lal Quila red light andSajjad Ahmed Khan s/o Ghulam Nabi Khan r/o Vill Handoora, Tral, Pulwama,J&K, Age – 27 Yrs was nabbed.

*Sajjad Ahmed Khan s/o Ghulam Nabi Khan r/o Vill.- Handoora, Tehseel- Aaribal PS- Taral, Distt.- Pulwamawas born in the year 1992. He had two brothers and one sister. He got his primary education from Govt. Primary School, Handoora and then took admissionin Govt. High School, Syed Abad Pastuna, Tral where he studied up to 9thclass. After failing in tenth class, he left the studies.*

*initiallyall three brothers were engaged in stone pelting incidents. In the month ofFeb’15, Sajjad’s brother Ishfaq was arrested under PSA (Public Safety Act) forstone pelting and remained in Srinagar Jail for about 9 months. In SrinagarJail, Ishfaq came in contact with JeM terrorist Noor Mohammad Tantarey.

It may be recalled that on 30.8.2003 Noor Mohd. Tantray @ Peer Baba @ Gulzar AhmedBhat @ Uwais r/o Pulwama, J&K along with two more cadres of JeM namelyParvez Ahmed Mir and Farooq Ahmad both resident of District Pulwama J&Kwere arrested by Special Cell from a parking lot in the area of Qutab Road,Sadar Bazar, Delhi, while he was going to deliver a huge consignment of arms/ammunition to the terrorists in Delhi. 10 hand grenades, 10 UBGL shells and one UBGL (Under Barrel Grenade Launcher) concealed in three fruit boxes were recovered from their truck . Rs. 19.20 Lakhs were also recovered from the hideout of Noor Mohd Tantrey in Mahindra Park, Azadpur, Delhi. At the instance of Noor Mohd Tantrey, a trap was laid the same night at Millennium Park, near Nizamuddin Bridge Delhi and in the ensuing encounter, one Pak terrorist alongwith another Pak trained terrorist belonging to Sikandrabad UP died in theexchange of fire. An AK assault rifle along with Chinese pistols and hugeamount of cash were recovered from them.

In further follow up action, two more Pak trained terrorists were arrested fromQaziwara, Sikandrabad UP and 23 electronic detonators, 3 remote control devices and huge cash were recovered.

The timely and swift action of Special Cell Delhi Police had avertedmajor terrorist strikes in Delhi and Mumbai. Noor Mohd Tantrey died in anexchange of fire with security forced in the year 2017 in J&K. 

*After his release from jail, Ishfaq initially worked as OGW for JeM and later turnedinto an active JeM terrorist. He remained active for about 18 months. IshfaqAhmed Khan died in exchange of fire with security forces on 25thApril 2018 in Lam, Tral, Pulwama along with 2 Pak militants.

*After the death of Ishfaq, his friend Mudasir Ahmad Khan used to frequently visit hisresidence in Pulwama and motivated Showkat and Sajjad Ahmad Khan to join the JeM. By the end of June’18, Showkat also joined the JeM. Showkat Ahmad Khanalso subsequently died in an exchange of fire with the security forces in Sep 2018 in Chan, Tral, Pulwama along with Usman Haider (Nephew of Maulana Masood Azhar and son of terrorist Ibrahim Azhar - younger brother of terrorist Masood Azhar & mastermind of IC-814 hijacking to Kandahar).

*Afterthe death of Showkat, Mudassir started visiting the residence of Sajjad morefrequently and motivated Sajjad to work as JeM Cadre. Sajjad initially providedinformation about movement of convoys & Cordon and Search Operationscarried by Army.

*Mudasirinstructed Sajjad to spot young Kashmiri youths for fidayeen attacks. Sajjadthen motivated and recruited Bilal r/o Gadpora, J&K and Tanveer r/o VillMidura, Tral, J&K. 

*Onthe day of Pulawama terror attack (Feb 14, 2019), Mudasir contacted Sajjad on whatsapp and informed that they have carried out CRPF convoy attack. Mudasir then sent him the video of Adil Dar (fidayeen), which he deleted from his phone.

*On the instructions of Mudassir, Sajjad moved to Delhi to establish a sleeper cell of JeM. Furtherinterrogation is underway.

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