A suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist was arrested from east
Delhi and one kg explosives and a detonator seized from him,
police said Wednesday.
Assadullah Rehman alias Dilkash, 20, who is allegedly an aide of
IM's elusive chief operative Yasin Bhatkal, was arrested from
Chandu Nagar area late Tuesday night, said a senior police
During interrogation, Dilkash, hailing from Darbhanga in Bihar,
revealed his links with the outfit.
"After completing his schooling in 2010, Dilkash came in contact
with Mohammad Kafeel Ahmad, the motivator and ideologue of Indian
Mujahideen. Ahmad motivated Dilkash to join Indian Mujahideen and
in February 2011 he introduced him to Bhatkal," said the official.
Ahmad was arrested recently.
Dilkash arrived in Delhi in April last year and was taken to an
arms factory at Nangloi Meer Vihar area in west Delhi where he
learnt arms manufacturing.
After getting training from there, he assisted Mohammad Irshad and
Bhatkal in allegedly manufacturing of pistols and other arms and
ammunition, added the official. "He became a trusted aide of
Bhatkal," the official claimed.
Dilkash told police that Bhatkal directed him to leave Delhi
immediately for a safer place in November last year when police
arrested a number of IM members.
"Dilkash then went to Mumbai. He got a job at a construction site
at Ambi Valley, near Khandala Ghat. He worked there as a
supervisor for around two months. In mid-February 2012, he left
Mumbai and went to Nepal and then came to Delhi," said the
"Bhatkal had told him to come back to Delhi and arrange for
premises," added the official.