Delhi police arrested absconding ‘militant’ from Srinagar

Delhi police arrested absconding ‘militant’ from Srinagar

New Delhi: The Special Cell of Delhi Police has arrested an alleged militant of Jaish-e-Mohammad from Srinagar.
The 51-year-old, carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh, has been identified as Abdul Majeed Baba, a resident of Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir, they said.
According to the police, Majeed, along with his two associates, was convicted by the Delhi High Court in 2014 for delivering a consignment of arms, ammunition and explosives to Pakistan-based militant Shahid Gafoor in the national capital.
The police said that Majeed had been evading arrest since 2014 when a non-bailable warrant was issued against him. The Delhi Police sent a team to Jammu and Kashmir to nab him in the case.
On March 25, one of the three convicted persons, Fayaz Ahmed Lone, was arrested from Srinagar. During investigation, Police said, it was learnt that Majeed was planning to escape to Pakistan administered Kashmir.
“However, the police got a tip-off on Saturday that Majeed will come to Shere-e-Kashmir Institute Medical Sciences Hospital in Soura area in Srinagar.
“Subsequently, a trap was laid and Majeed was arrested from near SKIMS Hospital,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Sanjeev Kumar Yadav said at a press conference.
Yadav said that on February 4, 2007, police had arrested four members of JeM — Shahid Gafoor, a resident of Pakistan, Bashir Ahmed, Lone and Majeed, from Jammu and Kashmir — after a brief encounter at Deen Dayal Upadhayay Marg in Delhi.
Three kilograms of highly explosive material, four detonators, one timer, six hand grenades, one pistol, Rs 50,000 and fake USD 10,000 were recovered from their possession, police claimed.
On August 7, 2013, the lower court in Delhi convicted Gafoor and acquitted Ponnu, Lone and Majeed.
When police appealed against their acquittal, the Delhi High Court convicted all the acquitted three, the DCP said.
After being convicted, Ponnu, Lone and Baba did not surrender and later, non-bailable warrants were issued against them several times since 2014 but no one turned up and a reward of Rs 2 lakh was declared on their arrest, the police added. PTI