Another Al Qaeda Operative Held

Published: 17th December 2015 04:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th December 2015 04:58 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Another person was arrested today in connection with the al Qaeda module in the Indian sub-continent from Sambhal district of Uttar Pradesh, making it the third arrest in the case.

The accused, identified as Zafar Masood, was arrested by one of the Special Cell teams that were raiding several places across western UP.

Masood's arrest follows the nabbing yesterday of Mohammed Asif (41), who is also a native of Sambhal, and a madrasa teacher, Abdul Rahman (37), said a senior police official.

Masood will now be subjected to interrogation to ascertain his role and connections within the AQIS module busted here, the official added.

Police sources added that two more suspected operatives of AQIS have been detained at Sambhal, which has emerged as a recruitment hub for the terror wing.


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