Indian Mujahideen second top leader arrested within days in Delhi Police op

It is being reported that Junaid was arrested from the Indian-Nepal border. He had been on the run since the 2008 Batla House encounter here, police said.

Other than the Batla House encounter, he was wanted in bomb blast cases in Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

During the encounter, cops shot down two Indian Mujahideen terrorists but also lost one of its men, Insp. When Subhan was arrested, he had told the police that he had come down to India from Nepal to revive the outfit.

"Khan was involved in many bombing incidents including 2008 Delhi serial blasts, 165 people died in incidents he was involved in", Pramod Singh Kushwaha, DCP, Special Cell Delhi Police was quoted as saying by The Times of India. He was associated with Atif Amin who was killed in Batala House encounter. Junaid is also believed to be involved in several other incidents including the 2008 blasts in Jaipur (May 13), Ahmedabad (July 26) and Delhi (September 13).

A team of Special Cell including inspectors Chandrika Prasad, Amul Tyagi, Ravinder Joshi and Satish Rana, moved to the area near Banbasa Indo-Nepal border and laid a trap.

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He was killed in unprovoked firing by Pakistani Rangers in J&K's Rajouri district on January 13. Of the total ceasefire violations, 379 took place in 2017, 233 in 2016 and 222 in 2015.

Khan belongs to the Uttar Pradesh, Azamgarh. They parted ways after which Khan came in contact with his uncle, living in Nepal, who helped him procure a fake Nepal citizenship card and passport. Initially, he tried his hand at running a restaurant but later started teaching in different schools in Nepal, according to some reports in the media.

Bhatkal motivated Khan to arrange money to revive the IM.

Khan was also a co-conspirator in the UP courts blasts matter where "he was enraged after some lawyers thrashed three terrorists of the Jaish-E-Mohammad".

In September 2014, he went to Saudi Arabia where he met many IM and SIMI sympathisers.

  • Ismael Montgomery