Suspected ISIS Operative Arrested In Delhi, Was Plotting Attack: Police

Suspected ISIS Operative Arrested In Delhi, Was Plotting Attack: Police

Police said they are questioning the suspect after the arrest. (File)New Delhi: A suspected ISIS operative was arrested in Delhi last night after a brief shootout, the police said, adding that he was plotting a "lone wolf attack".Abu Yusuf, the accused, was arrested at around 11.30 PM in the national capital's Dhaula Kuan area. Two IEDs (improved explosive devices) and a pistol were recovered from his possession, the police said."One ISIS operative was arrested with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) by our Special Cell after an exchange of fire at Dhaula Kuan," Pramod Singh Kushwaha, Delhi DCP (Deputy Commissioner of Police) Delhi Police Special Cell, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.The police believe the suspect visited several places in the city and had been plotting a lone wolf attack. The matter is being investigated further, they said.Following Abu Yusuf's arrest, NSG (National Security Guard) commandos and members of the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) were seen carrying out search operations near the Buddha Jayanti Park in Delhi's Ridge Road area.In visuals shared by ANI a group of commandos, dressed in black and equipped with bulletproof jackets and riot helmets, are gathered around a table on which what appears to be electronic equipment has been set up.As the visuals play out a six-wheeled black robotic device, likely a bomb defusing or disposal device, is seen trundling down the path and towards a parked truck, at which point it stops and turns to look at the camera.In earlier visuals shared by ANI a larger group of people, some of whom are in civilian clothes, can be seen inside the Buddha Jayanti Park. The visuals also show NSG commandos with sniffer dogs patrolling the area.The arrest in Delhi comes days after a doctor was arrested in Bengaluru in Karnataka for alleged links to ISIS.Abdur Rahman, 28, who worked as an ophthalmologist at a medical college in the city, was arrested by the NIA (National Investigation Agency) based on intelligence gathered from a couple arrested in Delhi in March this year.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comAfter the arrest the NIA carried out searches at three of premises belonging to Abdur Rehman and seized digital devices, a mobile phone and laptop containing incriminating material.The couple that provided the intel leading to Rehman's arrest also allegedly had links with ISIS and other terrorists, including a man in Delhi's Tihar jail. Comments