LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) today said it was also questioning the two suspected al-Qaeda operatives of Sambhal and have handed over some crucial and sensitive materials to the Delhi Police, which has the custody of the accused.
"UP ATS is also questioning Asif, who was arrested in Delhi and Zafar Masood arrested from Sambhal yesterday and have provided certain things including some secret ones to the Delhi Police," IG, Law and Order, A Satish Ganesh said.
"ATS is in constant touch with the Delhi Police," the IG said.
While Mohammed Asif (41) was held from Seelampur in northeast Delhi, Zafar Masood was arrested yesterday from Sambhal district.
Asif is believed to be one of the founding members and the Indian head (amir) of al Qaeda in the Indian sub-continent's (AQIS) motivation, recruitment and training wing.
According to police, it was found during interrogation that Asif belonged to Deepa Sarai mohalla in Sambhal district, from where one Zafar Masood was arrested on December 17 in this connection.