This is another victory for the Delhi Police, as Kushwala said that Ariz was related to Atif Asim, who had been shot dead by the police during the encounter and had been responsible for various terrorist acts. Khan was also involved in several bombing incidents such as the Ahmedabad serial blasts in July 2008 in which 56 people were killed, while more than 150 people were injured.
During the encounter, cops shot down two Indian Mujahideen terrorists but also lost one of its men, Insp.
Ariz Khan aka Junaid was arrested from the India-Nepal border after the special cell got a tip-off, said DCP Pramod Kumar Kushwaha of Delhi Police while speaking to the media. As per reports, the arrested Indian Mujahideen terrorist was the mastermind behind the Batla house encounter that took place on September 13, 2008.
He was also wanted in the Batla House encounter in the same year in which Delhi Police Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma was killed. He was wanted by NIA, Delhi, Gujrat, Rajasthan and UP police. A team immediately moved to the area and laid a trap.More news: Genie Bouchard returns as 2018 Sports Illustrated swimsuit model
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Police said after fleeing from L-18, Batla House in Zakir Nagar, Ariz, along with his associate Shehzad, had sought shelter from their relatives.
A native of Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh, Khan carried a bounty of '15 lakh on his head by the police. During his stay in Nepal, he initially ran a restaurant and later on started teaching in different schools, the officer said.
It was in November 2007 that the members of the IM had sent an email to the top TV news channels five minutes before the blasts, claiming responsibility for the blasts, police said. Sarah's original name was Pamma and the 28-year-old was earlier married to a Pakistani and lived in Qatar with him before her marriage fell apart and she returned to Nepal.