The arrested accused has been identified as Abdul Majeed Baba, a resident of Magrepora in Sopore district. The arrest was made on Saturday evening.
New Delhi: The sleuths of Delhi police special cell have arrested an alleged terrorist of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) carrying a bounty of Rs 2 lakh from Srinagar.
The arrested accused has been identified as Abdul Majeed Baba, a resident of Magrepora in district Sopore. The arrest was made on Saturday evening from Soura in downtown Srinagar. He will be produced before the chief judicial magistrate of Srinagar and has been brought to Delhi on transit remand.
According to DCP (special cell) Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, on February 4, 2007, the sleuths of special cell of Delhi police apprehended four terrorists of JeM identified as Shahid Gafoor, a resident of Siyalkot in Pakistan; Bashir Ahmed Ponnu, a resident of Baramullah in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K); Fayaz Ahmed Lone, a resident of Kupwara (J&K); and Abdul Majid Baba after a brief encounter at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg in Delhi.
“On August 7, 2013, ASJ court convicted accused Shahid Gafoor and acquitted Bashir, Fayaz, and Abdul Majid Baba. On an appeal against their acquittal, the high court of Delhi convicted all the three terrorists. After being convicted, accused Bashir, Fayaz, and Baba did not surrender before the high court and deliberately avoided their arrest. Thereafter, the high court issued non-bailable warrants against them several times since 2014. However, none turned up,” said the DCP.
“A reward of Rs 2 lakh was declared by Delhi police upon the arrest of each of the absconding accused persons. On March 25, 2019, one of the three accused, Fayaz, was arrested by a team of special cell in Srinagar. After the arrest of accused Fayaz, efforts were continued to arrest the remaining two terrorists,” he said.