The Special Cell of the Delhi Police on Wednesday said that they have arrested Ariz Khan alias Junaid, an Indian Mujahideen terrorist, who had been on the run for a decade now. Involved in many bombing incidents including the 2008 Delhi serial blasts, around 165 people died in incidents Junaid was allegedly involved in. Pramod Singh Kushwaha, DCP, Special Cell Delhi Police while addressing a press conference today said that Ariz is an expert bomb maker who is involved in multiple blast cases. The police said that they arrested Junaid yesterday and that nothing has been recovered from him. Here is all you want to know Indian Mujahideen terrorist Ariz Khan who escaped during Batala House encounter:
• Ariz Khan alias Junaid is an expert bomb maker, conspirator and executioner, the police said.
• He is an Indian Mujahideen terrorist.
• He was among the most wanted terrorist who was finally nabbed after 10 years.
• Delhi Police Special cell arrested him from India-Nepal border.
• The police said today that Junaid had plans to revive Indian Mujahideen and SIMI.
• He was associated with Atif Amin who was killed in Batala House encounter.
• Junaid was also wanted in 2007 UP blasts, 2008 Jaipur serial blasts, 2008 Ahmedabad blasts and had escaped from Batala House encounter.
• DCP Special Cell said that he was in India for a month after Batla House blast.
• The Batla House encounter, as it had become known, had taken place on September 19, 2008, in which two suspected terrorists were killed and two other suspects arrested.
• As per the report by PTI, Ariz was present at Batla House, along with four others.
• During the encounter on September 19, 2008, in Delhi’s Jamia Nagar, he had managed to give police the slip.
I.M terrorist Junaid was arrested from India-Nepal border. He was in India for a month after Batla House blast: Pramod Singh, DCP Special Cell pic.twitter.com/KPB4FqKV7V
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On September 19, 2008, encounter specialist and Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma, who led the police action, was also killed during the operation. A trial court in Delhi in July 2013 had sentenced Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorist Shahzad Ahmed to life imprisonment in connection with the Batla House encounter case. His appeal against the trial court’s verdict has been pending in the high court.