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Delhi Terror: 2 suspected Islamic State terrorists arrested, carrying weapons

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The Delhi Police Special Cell on Friday arrested two people, who are suspected to be a part of Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir. They were allegedly carrying weapons from Amroha Uttar Pradesh and were on their way to Kashmiri Gate in Delhi to board bus to Kashmir.

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“We recovered two sophisticated pistols and ten cartridges that the two accused were taking to Kashmir. Delhi was the transit point they used to supply the weapons,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (special cell) PS Kushwaha.

The accused has been identified as Parvez Ahmad Lone (24) and Jamshed (19). Both belonging to Shopian region in Jammu and Kashmir. The police claimed to have recovered four mobile phones which will now be a part of the investigation to ascertain if other operatives were facilitating them in this matter.

According to the Police, Parvez’s elder brother used to work with the Hizbul Mujahideen and later shifted allegiance to the IS and his another brother was killed in an encounter six months ago. He also wanted to be a militant. Parvez is a B-Tech graduate and completed his degree from a private college in Amroha. While Jamshed was a final year student of Diploma in Electrical engineering.

The police have also levelled allegations against Parvez for facilitating the movement of a terrorist recently arrested by the NIA. They were working under the instruction of Omar Ibn Nazir and Adil Thokar, the officer added.

The Police got a tip-off about these two youth in Delhi, following which a team was dispatched near Red fort area and the two accused were arrested from a bus stop. They didn’t plan to carry out any terror activities in National capital, they were merely using Delhi as a transit point.

A case has been filed against two accused under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

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