On Friday night, ISIS operative and suspect were arrested including several explosives. Several and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were seized by the Delhi Police’s special section after a brief encounter in the Ridge Road area.
#WATCH Delhi: National Security Guard (NSG) commandos carry out search operation near Buddha Jayanti Park in Ridge Road area.
One ISIS operative was arrested from the site with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), earlier today by Delhi Police Special Cell. pic.twitter.com/q1uodH5cYJ
— ANI (@ANI) August 22, 2020
On Saturday morning after the briefing, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Pramod Singh Kushwaha said, “six rounds of fire were exchanged before the ISIS agent was held. A pistol was also seized from the accused.”
“The accused was arrested after an exchange of fire from Ridge Road between Dhaula Kuan and Karol Bagh,” the officer said.
The incident comes days after an ophthalmologist allegedly worked with the Islamic State in Syria in 2014 briefly. He was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Bengaluru.
He was arrested as part of an investigation into a case registered in March against the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) module.
The NIA, with the assistance of the Karnataka Police, arrested Abdur Rahman, 28, an ophthalmologist at the MS Ramaiah Hospital in Bengaluru, on the charge of conspiring with Jahanzaib Sami Wani of J&K.
Investigators have revealed that Rahman was part of a group of youths from well-off families in Bengaluru who traveled to Syria in the early days of the formation of Islamic State in 2013-14.