Indian Mujahideen terrorist Ejaz Sheikh arrested from Uttar Pradesh
NEW DELHI: Indian Mujahideen terrorist Ejaz Sheikh,
wanted in several cases including a terror strike in Jama Masjid here, was
arrested last night from Saharanpur area of western Uttar Pradesh by the
Special Cell of Delhi Police.
“IM operative Ejaz Sheikh has been arrested. He was
nabbed from Saharanpur last night. He was involved in several terror cases
including the Jama Masjid attack,” said Special Commissioner (Special Cell) SN
Sheikh is a resident of Pune. He is considered a “technical
expert” and a key member of Indian Mujahideen. He had been absconding since
long and was apprehended by team of Special Cell last night following a
specific tip off.
The arrest of Sheikh is yet another major setback to
IM in the last two years. In March this year, Tehseen Akhtar alias Monu, the
India operations chief of Indian Mujahideen (IM) was arrested from Indo-Nepal
border by the Special Cell.
His arrest had come days after the same unit of Delhi
Police had nabbed another top IM operative Zia Ur Rehman alias Waqas from Ajmer
in Rajasthan along with three of his associates.
One of the most wanted terrorist of the country, Ahmad
Siddhibappa Zarar alias Yasin Bhatkal and his key associate Asadullah Akhtar alias
Haddi were arrested from Indo-Nepal border last year.