Delhi Police nabs al Qaeda ‘terrorist’ in Mewat

The court has sent him to police custody till February 1.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: January 20, 2016 3:14 am
Al qaeda lead Abdul Sami was arrested from Haryana’s Mewat district on Monday. (Photo-ANI)

The Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested a 32-year-old man from Haryana’s Mewat district, suspected to be a key operative of the al-Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent (AQIS), making it the fifth arrest in its ongoing operation against the terror outfit.

“We had arrested Abdul Sami from Nuh town in Mewat on Sunday. He was brought and produced before a Delhi Court which remanded him in police custody till February 1,” said Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Arvind Deep.

Apart from Sami, who allegedly got arms training in Pakistan, police also detained two of his associates. According to sources, Sami came to Mewat for participating in some preaching activity called ‘chilla’. A native of Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, he was allegedly mentored by Abdul Rahman, a madrasa cleric who was arrested from Jagatpur in Odisha December last.

“Rahman’s arrest was the second in the ongoing operation. So far, the police have identified three persons whom Rahman inducted in the AQIS and sent to Pakistan for training,” said a police officer, adding that while Sami has been arrested, the other two — identified as Abu Sufian and Umar Hyderabadi — are still believed to be in Pakistan.

The officer said that during the interrogation, Sami disclosed that that he left for Dubai in January 2014 and stayed there for a month before moving to Karachi. “From there, he went to Mansehra in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, where he got training in AK-47 and light machine guns,” said the officer.

“It was in January 2015 that Sami, a trained electrician, returned to India through Sharjah in UAE and Kathmandu in Nepal. He then went to his home in Jamshedpur, but soon left… Sami is suspected to have arrived in India with some plans. It is also possible that he is involved in the planning of some high-profile attacks in the country,” added the official.

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  1. S
    Jan 18, 2016 at 5:47 pm
    Good job , Delhi Police !
    1. M
      Md. Hafeez
      Jan 20, 2016 at 5:40 pm
      Terrorist has no any cast......If any one is terrorist then He could not be a MusLiM......Because Islam is the cast of Peace....
      1. R
        Jan 18, 2016 at 6:20 pm
        please dont feed these pigs biryani at government expense... send them to 'heaven' at the earliest
        1. R
          Jan 19, 2016 at 9:12 am
          Abdul Sami ? No, no. How can he be? All pigs are peaceful. Surely this the "communal" govt is framing this jihadi pig.
          1. V
            Jan 19, 2016 at 2:11 am
            Send this Sunni terrorist to Iran (shia) thaey will send him to Allah where he will meet 72 virgins.
            1. K
              Jan 18, 2016 at 5:15 pm
              If there is evidence against him then hang him quickly, so that people who think he is a hero will also know the fate of their hero.
              1. J
                Jonny Kraftstoff
                Jan 18, 2016 at 11:59 pm
                why to publish such news to public, #_media
                1. P
                  Jan 18, 2016 at 11:18 pm
                  Disclosing the arrest of a terrorist by the Police to the media is good,but giving details like his full activities including his future plans are to be forbidden. Even giving the details of his friends with their address will lead to destroy the evidence for their capture. After publishing the details if they escape, the media will put the blame on police /security personal. This policy needs revision at the earliest.
                  1. T
                    Jan 18, 2016 at 3:07 pm
                    Skin him! Alive!!
                    1. V
                      VIJAYAN MENON
                      Jan 19, 2016 at 6:46 am
                      SKIN HIM ALIVE
                      1. M
                        Maulik Thakkar
                        Jan 18, 2016 at 10:14 pm
                        Pert pig blood.on the body of muslim terrorst so.that their dream of going to heaven gets ruined completely
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