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Wanted' JeM terrorist arrested from Srinagar

NEW DELHI: An alleged terrorist of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) carrying a reward of Rs two lakh was arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell from Srinagar. Faiyaz Ahmad Lone, a resident of Kupwara, had been evading arrest since 2015. He was wanted in a case in which a non-bailable warrant was issued against him by the Delhi high court, police said.

In 2007, on the basis of secret information, officials of Special Cell of Delhi Police apprehended four terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), a banned terrorist organization, Shahid Gafoor, a resident of Siyalkot, Pakistan; Bashir Ahmed Ponnu from District Baramullah, J&K; Fayaz Ahmed Lone from Kupwara, J&K and Abdul Majeed Baba, resident of Baramullah, J&K, after a brief encounter at Deen Dayal Upadhayay Marg, Delhi. 3 kg explosive material, four non-electric detonators, one timer, 6 hand grenades, one star make pistol of .30 bore, one magazine with two live cartridges, Indian Rs 50,000 and fake US $ 10,000 were recovered from their possession.

After being convicted, accused Bashir Ahmed Ponnu, Fayaz Ahmed Lone and Abdul Majeed Baba did not appear before Delhi high court and deliberately absconded their arrest. Thereafter, the court issued Non-Bailable warrants against them several times since 2014 but none turned up against it. Considering the gravity of their act, a reward of Rs two lakh was declared on the arrest of each of the absconding three accused persons by Delhi Police.

Finally, on March 25, acting upon a tip-off, one of the three accused namely Fayaz Ahmad Lone was successfully arrested from the area of PS Kothi Bagh, Srinagar. "In 2005, he came in contact with Altaf Ahmed Kirmani from Baramulla, a member of JeM. He persuaded Fayyaz Ahmed to become a member of JeM and earn easy money in return. He started working upon the directions of local JeM commanders like Haider alias Doctor and soon became an active member of JeM. Since his absconding the adverse judicial verdict of Delhi High Court, he has been in regular touch with top JeM commanders and members based in Pakistan, J&K and neighbouring areas," said Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, DCP

Special Cell.

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