A suspected al-Qaeda operative has been arrested from east Delhi, police claimed on Monday. The arrested has been identified as Shauman Haq (27) and was arrested near Vikas Marg yesterday following a tip-off by Delhi Police’s Special Cell, an official said.
“He came to India to set up base in Mizoram, Manipur and send people to Myanmar, basically espousing the cause of Rohingyas,” claimed P Kushwaha, DCP Special Cell. Earlier on Monday, the Supreme Court said that Rohingya Muslims were “illegal” immigrants in the country and posed “serious national security ramifications”. The affidavit submitted by the Union government in the Supreme Court said that the fundamental right to reside and settle in any part of the country was available to citizens only and illegal refugees cannot invoke the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court to enforce the right.
In particular, the Centre referred to “security agency inputs and other authentic material” and had highlighted indications of “links between some of the Rohingyas with Pakistan-based terror organisations and similar organisations operating in other countries “His interrogation is underway and further details are awaited,” added a senior police officer.
Last month, two men with suspected links to the terror outfit were arrested here in two separate cases. On August 9, the Special Cell had arrested 29-year-old Syed Mohammed Zishan Ali after he was deported from Saudi Arabia. On August 1, 25-year-old Raja-ul-Ahmed was arrested following a tip-off from the West Bengal Police.