On Tuesday, Delhi Police’s Special Cell busted a Pakistan-organised terror module and arrested six, including two Pakistan-trained suspected terrorists (ISI).
Special CP (Special Cell) Neeraj Thakur said, “We have arrested Jaan Mohammed Sheikh (47), a resident of Maharashtra; Osama alias Sami (22), a resident of Jamia Nagar; Moolchand alias Saaju (47), a resident of Rae Bareli; Zeeshan Qamar (28), a resident of Allahabad; Mohd Abu Bakar (23), a resident of Bahraich; and Mohd Amir Javed (31), a resident of Lucknow.”
“Two of the accused, Osama and Zeeshan, got training this year in Pakistan and were getting instructions from the ISI. They were asked to conduct recce of suitable locations in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh for planting IEDs,” he said.
Zeeshan is from Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. As per reports he has completed his degree in MBA, he also worked as an accountant in Dubai. He came back to India from Dubai during the lockdown and started a business here. He got training from the Pakistani terrorist this year.
The second terrorist who has been trained by the Pakistani terrorist is Osama, who is from Jamianagar Delhi, he had visited many middle east countries regarding his business deals. He visited Muscat, from where he reached Pakistan through the waterway and got training from Pakistani terrorists, and came back to India.
According to special cell, these terrorists were targeting to attack crowded places including big temples and local trains of Mumbai, the big fields in Uttar Pradesh were also included in their target list where election rallies are being held at present.
Meanwhile, it is also reported that travel agent Ajghar is arrested by Mumbai Police Crime Branch.
It was said that on 13 September the travel agent booked the ticket for Jan Mohammed one of the arrested terrorists for Mumbai to Delhi. However, the Mumbai crime branch has been interrogating Ajghar, reports are still awaited.
Jan Mohammed Sheikh’s name had come up after the arrest of Fazlu Rehman Khan alias Mujju last year by the Anti Extortion Cell of the Mumbai Crime branch. Khan was the close aide of Faheem Machmach — a deceased gangster and henchman of the Dawood Ibrahim gang.
Fazlu Rehman Khan and two others were arrested when they had planned to eliminate a South Mumbai businessman for Anees Ibrahim, brother of Dawood Ibrahim, on the instructions of Faheem Machmach. Two pistols and live cartridges were then recovered from them.
Jan Mohammed was also suspected of supplying arms and ammunition for the gang’s activities but maintained a low profile since Fazli Rehman alias Mujju’s arrest last year in November.
Jan Mohammed’s family members were questioned last evening by Mumbai police officials at the Dharavi police station. Sources said the relatives denied knowing anything about Jan Mohammed’s role in terror-related activities.