Indian Mujahideen terrorist Arij Khan arrested by Delhi Police

Indian Mujahideen terrorist Arij Khan arrested by Delhi Police

"He was involved in many bombing incidents", Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Pramod Singh Kushwaha said, according to ANI. The wanted criminal had a reward of ₹15 lakh on his arrest.

The arrested was made by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police.

On the run since 2008, Ariz Khan alias Junaid, a key member of the terror group Indian Mujahideen, fell in love with a woman in Nepal as he lived a life in hiding and giving a slip to Indian intelligence agencies. He was associated with Atif Amin who was killed in Batla House encounter.

"Khan was present along with other terrorists in Batla House and had managed to escape along with an accomplice during the encounter", the officer said.

The expert bomb maker's involved is suspected in 2007 UP blasts, 2008 Jaipur serial blasts and 2008 Ahmedabad blasts.

He was linked with deadly terror strikes in which about 165 people were killed and over 535 were injured.

He said that while living as a student in various localities in Azamgarh, Khan came in touch with radicals.

Khan was also a co-conspirator in the UP courts blasts matter where "he was enraged after some lawyers thrashed three terrorists of the Jaish-E-Mohammad".

The engineer-turned-terrorist, who was involved in five cases of bomb blast, was at large since the September 2008 Batla House encounter.

Also, Khan along with Bada Sajid bought materials for the explosion from various markets of Delhi.

After escaping during the Batla House encounter, Khan and his accomplice, Shehzad, visited their relatives in Delhi, UP, Rajasthan and Maharastra to seek shelter and financial aid but they did not receive any help.

He had got the citizenship of Nepal through fake papers, he said.

Junaid (32) married a Hindu woman in Nepal around four years back who, after converting to Islam, was called Sarah, officials privy to details said. "For a cover, he worked as a labourer and also met with many sympathizers there", Kushwah said.

After returning from Saudi Arabia, he started visiting India clandestinely to revive the IM.