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Explosives, Suicide Vests Seized From ISIS Suspect’s House In Uttar Pradesh

New Delhi: A Delhi Police Particular Cell staff seized round eight to 9 kgs of explosives aside from suicide jackets and vests following a search at arrested ISIS operative Mohammad Mustakim Khan alias Abu Yusuf Khan’s home in Balrampur in Uttar Pradesh, a senior police officer stated on Sunday.

“Khan was taken to his native village by the Special Cell team on Saturday for the search operation at his house. A jacket fitted with 3 packets of explosives and another jacket with 4 packets of explosives were among the seized items,” stated Particular Cell DCP P.S. Kushwah.

Based on police, every of the packets faraway from the seized jackets was wrapped in clear tape and contained explosive materials and cardboard sheets on which ball bearings had been glued.

“A leather belt fitted with around 3 kgs of explosives was also seized along with a total of 8 to 9 kgs of explosive material,” the officer stated.

Three cylindrical metallic packing containers containing explosives together with taped electrical energy wires and two different cylindrical packing containers containing ball bearings had been additionally seized.

“A wooden box used for target practice by firearms and an ISIS flag were also seized from the house, apart from two mobile chargers, a table clock attached with electric wires, ball bearings, two lithium batteries of 4V each, one lithium battery of 9V along with one-ampere meter,” Kushwah stated.

The officer stated the ISIS operative was arrested together with two improvised explosive gadgets (IEDs) after an change of fireside in central Delhi’s Ridge Highway space on Friday night time. Two strain cookers fitted with IEDs, a pistol with 4 cartridges and one Apache motorbike had been seized from him.

The ISIS operative was allegedly dealt with by Pakistani Abu Huzaifa via social media earlier than Huzaifa was killed in a drone strike in Khorasan in Afghanistan final 12 months. Police stated Khan learnt to make IEDs on the web and was energetic since 2015 in India after becoming a member of the ISIS.

The Delhi Police stated that his arrest had averted a significant terror strike as he had deliberate to go to Delhi on Independence Day however couldn’t take pleasure in any terror exercise as a result of heavy safety.

A Delhi courtroom on Saturday remanded Khan to eight-day police custody after which he was instantly taken to his hometown for the search operation.

(IANS)

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