New Delhi: The Delhi Police Special Cell on Monday (October 2) arrested a suspected ISIS terrorist Shahnawaz alias Shafi Uzzama. Reports claimed that Shafi was wanted by the NIA. The NIA had placed a reward of Rs 3 lakhs on the arrested terrorist Shahnawaz and he was wanted in the Pune ISIS case.
Shahnawaz, who is an engineer by profession, is a resident of Delhi and had escaped from Pune police custody and was hiding in Delhi. The Special Cell of Delhi Police also detained some other people in connection with the case.
So far, three people including Shahnawaz alias Shafi Uzzama have been arrested by Delhi Police Special Cell.
The module was planning to carry out terror incidents in North India, taking instructions from foreign-based handlers. Incriminating materials were recovered including materials suspected to be used for IED fabrication, said Delhi Police Special Cell. Further investigation is underway, said Delhi Police.
ISIS Pune Module Case: NIA Puts Cash Bounty On 4 Terror Accused
Earlier, in September, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) announced a cash reward of Rs 3 lakh each for information about four accused persons in the ISIS Pune module case. The accused are: Mohammad Shahnawaz Shafiuzzama Alam, also known as Shafi Ujjama or Abdullah (arrested now); Rizwan Abdul Haji Ali; Abdulla Faiyaz Shaikh, also known as Diaperwala; and Talha Liyakat Khan.
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