An Al Qaeda operative was arrested by Delhi Police today. It has been learnt that a Special Cell of city police arrested the terrorist from Vikas Marg in the national capital, according to ANI report. This comes a month after, two men with suspected links to al-Qaeda were arrested in two separate cases ahead of Independence Day, police had said on August 10.
In the case August case, Delhi Police’s Special Cell arrested Syed Mohammed Zishan Ali, suspected to be linked to the terror outfit. He was arrested here after being brought back from Saudi Arabia. The police had been on the lookout for him for over a year, ever since three alleged AQIS (al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent) operatives were arrested in 2015.
The other person arrested along with Ali was 25-year-old Raja-ul-Ahmed, with links to al-Qaeda. He was detained by the Delhi Police following a tip-off from the West Bengal police. A senior officer from the Delhi Police said that Ahmed was held last week. He did not divulge details about the date or the place of arrest. Ahmed is a suspected member of Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), that is an al-Qaeda-inspired group in Bangladesh.