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ISIS operative with IEDs arrested in Delhi

The alleged ISIS operative was arrested late on August 21 following a brief exchange of fire with Delhi Police.

August 22, 2020 / 03:57 PM IST
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The Delhi Police on August 22 arrested an alleged ISIS operative with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) from New Delhi's Ridge Road area.

The accused was arrested late on August 21 following a brief exchange of fire. "The accused was arrested after an exchange of fire from Ridge Road between Dhaula Kuan and Karol Bagh," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Pramod Singh Kushwaha said.

News agency ANI has quoted police as saying that the IEDs were found in a pressure cooker and that the weight is not clear yet.

The police stepped up vigil in the national capital following the arrest.

Meanwhile, a bomb disposal team of the National Security Guard (NSG) reached the spot along with a robot that helps pick up a bomb or IED and a TCV (total containment vessel) vehicle that is used to defuse a bomb in a controlled environment.

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“National Security Guard and Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) will analyse the contents of the IEDs recovered today from the ISIS operative,” police added.

Security agencies of Uttar Pradesh have been instructed to remain on high alert.

In addition, security checks have been intensified along the Delhi border in Uttar Pradesh's Noida.

 
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first published: Aug 22, 2020 09:09 am
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