The Delhi Police announced on Monday that it had arrested five suspected terrorists after a brief exchange of fire in the Shakarpur area of East Delhi.
Pramod Kushwaha, DCP of the Delhi Police Special Cell, was quoted by sources as saying, “Two of them are from Punjab, three are from Kashmir. Weapons and other incriminating materials were recovered.”
The Delhi Police claimed the five suspects were backed by Pakistan’s ISI for ‘narco-terrorism’. The Delhi Police added that the identity of the terror group the suspects were affiliated to was yet to be confirmed.
Reports claimed the police carried out the operation based on intelligence inputs.
In August, the Delhi Police had arrested an alleged ISIS operative following an encounter on the Ridge Road. In that incident, two pressure cooker IEDs were recovered from Mohammad Mustakeem Khan, alias Abu Yusuf, a resident of Balarampur in Uttar Pradesh.
Khan, who was allegedly in touch with ISIS handlers, had planned a terror strike in the national capital on August 15, but could not do so due to heavy security arrangements.