Pulwama Attack Mastermind’s Close Aide Arrested By Delhi Police Special Cell

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Pulwama Attack Mastermind's Close Aide Arrested By Delhi Police Special Cell

Sajjad Khan had moved to Delhi and living as a shawl seller before the Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14.

New Delhi, Friday, March 22, 2019 —

The Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested a man affiliated with terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed from Delhi. The arrested has been identified as Sajjad Khan. He was arrested from near the Red Fort area on Thursday night.

Sajjad Khan was wanted by the National Investigative Agency (NIA). A team will question Sajjad in connection with the Pulwama attack. A case against Sajjad has been lodged by the NIA under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). He is wanted in NIA case FIR No RC-08/2019/NIA/Delhi u/s121-A/120B and UAPA Act.

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According to a senior officer of Delhi Special Cell, “Sajjad Khan is an associate of Muddasir Khan, who was the mastermind of Pulwama attack and was killed in an exchange of fire with security Forces in J&K recently. Sajjad Khan was tasked by Mudassir to establish a sleeper cell in Delhi.”

Jaish E Mohammed Cadre Sajjad Khan 27 years old, who lived in Pulwama was arrested from near Lajpat Rai Market late yesterday night. Sources suggest that big disclosures are expected from him.

Sajjad Khan was tasked by Mudassir to establish a sleeper cell in Delhi.  As per reports, Mudassir Ahmed Khan was killed in an encounter on March 11. Mudassir was the one who had arranged the vehicle and explosives used in the Pulwama terror strike.

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Suicide attacker Adil Ahmed Dar, who blew his explosive-laden vehicle next to the bus, had been in constant contact with Mudassir. The investigation has revealed that Sajjad was communicating with Mudassir and Pakistani terrorist Yasir via an app using fake numbers.

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Delhi DCP Chinmay Biswal told that security has been beefed up across the city. More police force had been deployed at sensitive locations. The PCR vans of Delhi Police are also making public announcements to spread awareness among the general public. Biswal said that the cops stationed in all 15 districts of the National Capital have also increased the patrolling in their respective areas.