A 50-year-old man suspected to be working as a recruiter for the terror outfit Indian Mujahideen has been arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell at Darbhanga in Bihar.

The accused has been identified as Qafeel, who ran a cycle repair shop in Darbhanga. According to the police, he was close to the alleged Indian Mujahideen chief Shahrukh and was in direct touch with him.

The Special Cell received information about the suspect following the recent arrest of several other alleged members of the Indian Mujahideen. During interrogation, Qafeel purportedly disclosed that he brainwashed young men into joining the outfit. The police suspect that he has so far recruited over 20 people, 18 of whom are still at large.

They are trying to ascertain the identities of the absconding suspects to launch a hunt for them.

The police had earlier this month arrested Bashir Hasan alias Masterji, a suspected terrorist, and Tariq, an alleged co-founder and ideologue of the outfit.

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