Engineer held in Bihar,police claim IM links

He was brought to Delhi on Friday and produced in court.

Written by Santosh Singh | New Delhi | Published:February 3, 2012 9:35 pm

Claiming another success in its crackdown on terror modules of the Indian Mujahideen,Delhi Police arrested a 30-year-old from Bihar Sharif in Nalanda district of Bihar.

Mohammad Tariq Anjuman Ehsaan,who trained as a civil engineer and worked with a consultancy firm in South Delhi,was arrested Thursday evening from Kagaji Mohalla on Ranchi Road in Bihar Sharif. He had been living at the house of his in-laws with his wife and two children.

He was brought to Delhi on Friday and produced in court. He is the fifth person from Bihar arrested recently for alleged terror links — two each from Madhubani and Darbhanga were arrested earlier.

Police claimed Ehsaan was close to Bhatkal brothers Iqbal and Riyaz and had been in touch with Yasin Bhatkal alias Shahrukh who is wanted for the terror attacks at Jama Masjid in Delhi,Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore and German Bakery in Pune.

Police claimed Ehsaan was the terror module’s “thinking mind and financial planner”,that he had jumped bail after being arrested in 2003 in a counterfeit currency case.

Ehsaan moved from Shaheen Bagh in Delhi to Bihar Sharif after a crackdown on IM operatives,police said. “We were on the lookout for six IM members of a module we had busted earlier. He was one of them,he is an important catch,” said Ashok Chand,DCP (Crime).

Family members said Ehsaan studied engineering in Belgaum,Karnataka. He lived in Dubai before moving to Delhi a year ago. His father Badru Alam,who taught at a Rajgir high school,retired recently.

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