Suspected ISIS terrorist Shanawaz arrested by Delhi Police

ISIS terrorist Shanawaz had escaped from the custody of the Pune Police and was living in Delhi and carried a reward of ₹3 lakh

October 02, 2023 10:23 am | Updated 11:58 am IST - New Delhi

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The Delhi Police has arrested one of National Investigation Agency’s (NIA’s) most wanted terrorists, Shahnawaz, who is alleged to have links with an ISIS module, officials said on October 2.

Shanawaz had escaped from the custody of the Pune Police and was living in Delhi, they said. He carried a reward of ₹3 lakh.

An engineer by profession, Shahnawaz was arrested October 1 night from an area in southeast Delhi by the Delhi Police’s Special Cell and is currently being interrogated, an official said.

Four to five people, connected to the module and detained in the matter, are also being interrogated, the person said.

Shanawaz was found to have some chemical substance on him, which was seized, the official said.

Police have also recovered other incriminating material suspected to be used for improvised explosive device (IED) fabrication, he said.

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