The Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested a man affiliated with terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed from Delhi. The arrested has been identified as Sajjad Khan. He was arrested from near the Red Fort area on Thursday night.
“Jaish e Mohammad terrorist Sajjad Khan arrested by Delhi Police Special Cell. He was a close associate of Pulwama attack mastermind Mudassir who had been eliminated earlier this month,” reported news agency ANI.
Sajjad Khan was in contact with the mastermind of the Pulwama attack, Mudassir Ahmed Khan, according to police officials. Sajid Khan alias Sajjad was living in Delhi as a shawl seller. During investigation, it has been found that Sajjad Khan moved to Delhi before the Pulwama attack and had been hiding in the city since then.
A resident of Jammu and Kashmir, Sajjad Khan knew the details of the Pulwama attack on the CRPF convoy. His two brothers were also Jaish terrorists but were killed by the forces in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir. One of his brothers was killed in an encounter along with Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar’s nephew Usman in South Kashmir’s Tral in October 2018.
On February 14, 40 CRPF jawan in Pulwama region of Jammu and Kashmir were killed when a Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber rammed into a CRPF convoy.
Jaish-e-Mohammed is a Pakistan based terror outfit that claimed responsibility for the Pulwama attack. Tensions between the two countries, India and Pakistan, have been escalating ever since. India, in retaliation, had launched the Balakot airstrike that according to the Indian government destroyed terror outfits along the LoC.