‘Lone wolf’ ISIS terrorist Abu Yusuf arrested in Delhi

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The capital Delhi is already on high alert before Independence Day.

New Delhi, August 22: Special Cell of Delhi Police has arrested suspected IS terrorist Abu Yusuf from Dhaula Kuan in Delhi after the encounter.

About eight bullets were fired from both sides during the encounter.

Meanwhile, the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) (explosive material) has been recovered from the terrorist. The special cell team is grilling him and trying to find out his motive.

According to DCP Pramod Kushwaha, keeping in mind the danger of attack on Independence Day, the special cell team was constantly on alert mode. The team got information about a suspected IS militant that he would come to Dhaula Kuan and from here he would go through the ridge road towards Karol Bagh. On this, the team of Special Cell laid a trap near Dhaula Kuan.

DCP further informed that pre-stationed police team, when saw the suspected terrorist, has asked him to surrender but he fired on the police team. In retaliation, the police was also fired and during this time the police team managed to nab him.

The name of the arrested terrorist is said to be Abu Yusuf.

Meanwhile, bomb-making material has been recovered from his possession during the search. The special cell of the Delhi Police has brought a ISI militant to their office where he is constantly being interrogated.

Earlier, on Independence Day, the intelligence agency had received a input about three terrorists from Pakistan entering the border of India. It was told in the input that these terrorists want to target a VIP as well as carry out major blasts across the country.  

It was said that a celebrity in the National Capital was on the target of this terrorist. However the name of that famous person is not known yet. Police are now trying to find out where his and his accomplices are located in Delhi by interrogating suspected IS militant Abdul Yusuf caught in the encounter today.

However, the Delhi Police believes that if the absconding terrorists are not captured, then it could be a matter of big concern for the future. In view of this, six different teams of Delhi Police have started raids on different areas.