Indian Mujahideen terrorist, wanted in several blasts, sent to police custody

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Feb 15, 2018, 08.05 AM(IST)

Indian Mujahideen terrorist Ariz Khan was involved in five bomb blast cases. Photograph:( PTI )

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The Delhi Police has been given 25 days to conduct Ariz Khan's custodial interrogation

Alleged Indian Mujahideen terrorist Ariz Khan, who was wanted in connection with several blasts, has been sent to almost a month-long police custody by a Delhi court.

Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma has given the Delhi Police 25 days to conduct Ariz Khan's custodial interrogation.

The special cell of the police, which had sought his remand, told the court that he was required to be interrogated in relation to the 2008 Batla House encounter case and in various other serial blasts in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Delhi.

Ariz Khan, 32, who was arrested on February 13, was produced before the court last evening.

He was arrested by a special team of the Delhi Police from Banwasa, along the Indo-Nepal border.

An alleged member of the Indian Mujahideen's Azamgarh (Sanjarmur) module, Ariz Khan was based in Nepal where he was teaching at a school. 

Ariz Khan was wanted by the Delhi Police in connection with serial blasts in September 2008 in the national capital in which led to the death of 30 people and left over 100 injured. He was also wanted in the Batla House encounter in the same year in which Delhi Police Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma was killed. He had escaped during the 2008 Batla House encounter.

He was linked with deadly terror strikes in which about 165 people were killed and over 535 were injured, police said.
The Interpol had issued a red corner notice against him.

His associate, Tauqueer, was arrested earlier by the Delhi Police in January this year, police said.

(With inputs from PTI)