Jharkhand police have arrested Al Qaeda terror suspect Mohamed Kalimuddin Mujahiri, a senior official said yesterday.
“Kalimuddin is most wanted terrorist of Al Qaeda. He was arrested from Tatanagar railway station. He was preparing and motivating the youths for jihad on the subcontinent.
“He used to send the fresh recruits to the neighbouring country for training,” M L Meena, additional director general of police said.
“Kalimuddin, a resident of Jamshedpur was absconding for the past three years. Several cases under different sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) were lodged against him in Jamshedpur,” Meena said.
“His associates Mohmmed Abdul Rahamn Ali alias Haider alias Katki, Abdul Sami alias Ujjair alias Hasan are lodged in Tihar jail in Delhi,” he said.
Meena said Kalimuddin has been travelling through Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and West Bengal among other states to recruit youth. He also travelled to Bangladesh, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and other countries.
Meanwhile, in another major crackdown on terror, the Punjab police have busted a module of the revived Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF) that was conspiring to unleash a series of terrorist strikes in Punjab and adjoining states.
The police said yesterday that they have seized a huge cache of arms, including five AK-47 rifles, pistols, satellite phones and hand grenades.
Given the international links and the ramifications of the conspiracy, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has decided to hand over further investigations in the case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to ensure that the entire conspiracy is fully and expeditiously unravelled.
With initial investigations revealing the use of drones to deliver weapons and communication hardware from across the border, the chief minister has also urged the central government to direct the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Border Security Force (BSF) to launch counter-measures to check any further hostile drone activity in the border state of Punjab.
Director General of Police Dinkar Gupta told reporters in Chandigarh that the weapons were suspected to have been delivered recently from across the border using drones.
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