Close aid of Pulwama terror attack mastermind arrested in Delhi

JeM terrorist Sajjad Khan, who is an associate of Pulwama attack mastermind, was nabbed in Delhi.

New Delhi: A Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist Sajjad Khan, a close aide of Pulwama attack mastermind Muddasir was arrested here, police said on Friday.

Sajjad Khan (27), a resident of Pulwama was arrested near the Lajpat Rai market late Thursday night, they said.

"Muddasir, the mastermind of Pulwama attack was killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir recently," Pramod Singh Kushwah, Deputy Commisisoner of Police (Special Cell) said.

Delhi's Patiala House Court on Friday evening sent the alleged Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist Sajjad Khan to NIA custody till March 29.

Sajjad was tasked by Mudassir to establish a sleeper cell in Delhi, the officer added.

Forty Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district after a JeM terrorist rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into their bus, which was part of a convoy going to Srinagar from Jammu in February.

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