New Delhi: The Delhi Police have arrested a suspected Indian Mujahideen militant who had been on the run since the 2008 Batla House encounter, a senior officer said Wednesday.
Ariz Khan was arrested by the Delhi Police’s Special Cell.
Khan was present at Batla House, along with four others, and had managed to give police the slip during the encounter on September 19, 2008 in Delhi’s Jamia Nagar, in which two Indian Mujahideen militants were killed and as many arrested.
Encounter specialist and Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma, who led the police action, was also killed during the operation.
A trial court here in July 2013 had sentenced Indian Mujahideen (IM) militant Shahzad Ahmed to life imprisonment in connection with the Batla House encounter case. His appeal against the trial court’s verdict has been pending in the high court. PTI