Suspected IM terrorist arrested in Delhi

A Delhi court on Wednesday remanded a suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist, arrested with one kg of explosives sent to police custody for seven days.

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday remanded a suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist, arrested yesterday with one kg of explosives and a detonator, in police custody for seven days.

Assadullah Rehman alias Dilkash (20), arrested from North-East Delhi, was produced before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav, who sent him to police custody till April 4.

The court directed the police to maintain a record of
officials, who interrogate Dilkash and also asked them to wear
a clear name tag to let the accused identify them.

Dilkash, who hails from Darbhanga in Bihar, had allegedly
escaped in November last year from an illegal arms factory of
Indian Mujahideens at Nangloi in West Delhi before the police
crackdown during which several suspected terrorists were

According to the police, Dilkash had told them that he had
hired a house at Chandu Nagar from where the sleuths allegedly
recovered one kg of explosive powder, a detonator, a timer and
a mobile phone.

The police said Dilkash, an alleged aide of the outfit`s
elusive key operative Yasin Bhatkal, was motivated by Mohd
Kafeel Ahmad, the ideologue of Indian Mujahideen and was
arrested earlier.

It said in February 2011, Ahmad introduced him to Bhatkal
who further motivated him to join the outfit.

In April last year, on instructions from Bhatkal, Dilkash
reached Delhi and was taken to the factory at Meer Vihar in
Nangloi which was later busted by police, it said.

There he learnt to work on the lathe machine and assisted
Mohd Irshad and Bhatkal in allegedly manufacturing pistols
and other arms and ammunition.

After the arrests of Indian Mujahideen operatives last
November, Bhatkal directed Dilkash to leave the factory along
with whatever explosives and other material he could lay his
hands on, police said.