Pak Terrorist, a Sleeper Cell of ISI, living in India since 2010 arrested by Delhi Police; AK 47, Ammunition seized

Police has seized an AK 47 assault rifle with two magazine of 60 rounds, two pistols and one hand grenade and one India passport and Aadhhar card obtained by using forged documents from his possession. The arms and ammunition were recovered from Delhi's Kalindi Kunj's Yamuna river bed. Police have also found many mobile number belonging to Pakistan.

 

The arrested accused has been identified as Mohd Asraf (40), resident of Punjab, Pakistan. Mohd Ashraf had been staying in India since 2010 using a fake identity of Ali Ahmed Noori S/o Noor Ahmed, R/o Shastri Park, Delhi. He was an active sleeper cell of Pakistan based intelligence agency ISI. Ali had entered into Indian territory via Bangladesh-Siliguri Border and stayed in Bihar, Uttarpradesh Jammu, Delhi,” said Pramod Singh Kushwaha, DCP, Special Cell.

Abhishek Byahut

New Delhi

The Special Cell of Delhi police on Tuesday claimed to arrested a Pakistani based terrorist from East Delhi’s Lakshmi Nagar area. Adding that the cops claimed to avert terror strike during festive season, said a senior police official.

Police has seized an AK 47 assault rifle with two magazine of 60 rounds, two pistols and one hand grenade and one India passport and Aadhhar card obtained by using forged documents from his possession. The arms and ammunition were recovered from Delhi’s Kalindi Kunj’s Yamuna river bed. Police have also found many mobile number belonging to Pakistan.

“The arrested accused has been identified as Mohd Asraf (40), resident of Punjab, Pakistan. Mohd Ashraf had been staying in India since 2010 using a fake identity of Ali Ahmed Noori S/o Noor Ahmed, R/o Shastri Park, Delhi. He was an active sleeper cell of Pakistan based intelligence agency ISI. Ali had entered into Indian territory via Bangladesh-Siliguri Border and stayed in Bihar, Uttarpradesh Jammu, Delhi,” said Pramod Singh Kushwaha, DCP, Special Cell.

Two months ago Special cell had received a credible information about an active sleeper cell headed by a Pakistani national, A dedicated team of Inspr Vinod Badola and Inspr Ravinder Tyagi assisted by SI Sunder Gautam and SI Yashpal Bhati under the supervision of ACsP Lalit Mohan Negi and Hridaya Bhushan, was tasked to develop this information.

On sustain efforts, it was discovered that one Pakistani National Mohd Asraf @ Ali Ahmed Noor, has been directed to undertake terror attacks in India, and for this, he is in the advanced stage of procuring arms/explosives and other preparations. Further he has managed to obtain Indian identities and had been living in Delhi under the cover of a Peer Maulana.

“On September, 11, a specific information was received that Mohd Ashraf @ Ali Ahmed Noori is staying in the area of Laxmi Nagar. Accordingly, a team of Special Cell was deployed at Laxmi Nagar Area and after consistent efforts, it resulted in the identification of Pak national Mohd Ashraf @ Ali Ahmed Noori. The team acted swiftly and apprehended the suspect Mohd Ashraf @ Ali Ahmed Noori,” DCP Special Cell Pramod Singh Kushwaha said.

Investigation revealed that In the year 2004, he got his training from a Pak ISI handler code name Nasir in Siyalkot, Pakistan. Nasir motivated him to work as a sleeper cell for subversive activities for Pakistan in India. In 2004, after completion of his training, Md. Ashraf managed to enter India through Siliguri border, West Bengal. After entering India, he went to Ajmer and befriended a Maulvi at a local Masjid, Ajmer. In the year 2006, he accompanied the said Maulvi to Delhi. He came to the factory of a relative of the Maulvi in walled city area and started Tilawat (daily wages prayer job) at factories in that locality. He met other relatives of the Maulvi and managed to win over their trust and started receiving money from his ISI handler Nasir by western union money transfer through IDs of Maulvi’s relative.

During his stay in India he was in regular touch with his Pakistani handler Nasir through different secure communication channels.Recently he was tasked by his Pakistani handler to orchestrate rerror strikes during the festival season and the recovered arms and ammunition were arranged by the Pakistani handler to carry out the same

He is suspected to be involved in many terror strikes in J&K and other parts of India in the past.Further investigation of case is in progress.

 

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