NEW DELHI: Delhi Police on Friday claimed to have arrested two suspected militants, affiliated to the Islamic State in Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK) organisation, from near the Red Fort in the Indian capital.
24-year-old Parvez and Jamshid, 19, were arrested from the Jama Masjid bus stop near the Red Fort, said P S Kushwaha, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Special Cell.
They were boarding a bus to return to Jammu and Kashmir when they were nabbed around 10.45 pm on Thursday.
The officer said the duo was using Delhi as a transit point.
Parvez’s brother was a militant, who was killed in an encounter in Shopian on January 26 this year, he said adding that Parvez, currently pursuing MTech from Gajrola in Uttar Pradesh, was inspired by his brother.
Jamshid is a final-year diploma student. He had also facilitated Mohammed Abdullah Basith’s movement, who was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the officer said.
“This was their second trip to Delhi, they had gone from Amroha in Uttar Pradesh to Kashmir through Delhi in May,” he said. “Two .32 pistols and four cell phones were seized from the duo, who were working on the instructions of Omar Ibn Nazir and Adil Thokar,” he added.
The officer said that they had no plans to carry out militant activities in the national capital and were using Delhi only as a transit point.
He said the ISJK organisation is at a nascent stage.