NEW DELHI: Ahead of Independence Day, the security agencies in the national capital have released pictures of eight absconding Al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) terrorists and ISIS recruiter appealing citizens to inform police about them.
The police have also released pictures of AQIS chief Sanaul Haq alias Asim Umar and ISIS recruiter Mohammad Shafi Armar. The police have also released pictures of other absconding members of AIQS identified as are Abu Sufian, Mohammad Umar alias Umar Hyderabadi, Mohammad Rehan, Mohammad Sarjeel, Sayeed Mohammad Arshiyan, Sabeel Ahmed, Mohammad Shahid Fiazal and Farahtullah Gohri. Some if these terrorists are hiding in Pakistan’s Waziristan.
“We have released the pictures of wanted terrorists and have pasted posters of them across the city, including all the inter sate bus stops, railways stations, mosque and other establishments,” said a senior police officer.
The officer also said that they absconding terrorists might try to disrupt Independence Day celebrations their posters have been put up across the city. “We have sought help from citizens of Delhi requesting them that in case they see any of these terrorists anywhere, they should inform police,” he said.
Last year, the Delhi had arrested five men for alleged involvement with AQIS today for conspiring, recruiting Indian youths and establishing a base for terror outfit.
The arrested accused persons -- Mohd Asif, Zafar Masood, Mohd Abdul Rehman, Syed Anzar Shah and Abdul Sami -- were charged by the Special Cell of Delhi Police for alleged offences under the provisions of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). They were arrested from different parts of the country.
The agency also charged 12 others who are at large and the court had earlier issued non-bailable warrants against them.
In total, 17 people have been chargesheeted for alleged offences under sections 18 (punishment for conspiracy), 18-B (punishment for recruiting of any person or persons for terrorist act) and 20 (Punishment for being member of terrorist gang or organisation) of the UAPA.
The probe agency has alleged that terror outfit Al-Qaeda was trying to set up its base in India under the banner of AQIS and some youths from districts of western Uttar Pradesh had already left India and joined its cadre in Pakistan.