Delhi Police raises bounty on IM chief to Rs 15 lakhs

A day after arresting six suspected operatives of Indian Mujahideen (IM) said to be involved in several blast cases, Delhi Police on Thursday raised the bounty on the militant outfit’s chief Imran alias Shahrukh.

Last Updated: Dec 01, 2011, 15:13 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: A day after arresting six suspected operatives of Indian Mujahideen (IM) involved in several blast cases, Delhi Police on Thursday raised the bounty on the militant outfit’s chief Imran alias Shahrukh.

As per reports, the Delhi Police raised the cash reward from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 15 lakh for any information leading to the arrest of Imran, who is absconding at the moment.
The announcement from the Delhi Police comes a day after it nabbed six terrorists linked to the banned terror group. Two each of the six were arrested from Delhi, Chennai and Bihar.

Delhi Police believes them to be involved in the February 2010 German Bakery bomb blast in Pune, the firing incident outside Delhi’s Jama Masjid just before the Commonwealth Games in October last year, and the bomb blast outside the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore in April last year.
Later, Home Minister P Chidamabaram also confirmed that the arrests were made in the past couple of days following investigations in Chennai.

He also informed reporters that one Pakistani national naming Hamid Ansari was arrested from Bihar’s Madhubani where he claimed he had come to meet his jailed son who was under arrest for his involvement in fake currency racket.

Ansari told investigators that he had come to Bihar via Nepal.