Pune blasts: Another suspected IM terrorist arrested
Posted on: 10:15 AM IST Oct 18, 2012
New Delhi: Delhi Police have arrested a suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist in connection to the August 2012 Pune serial blasts. Langde Irfan was arrested in Jaipur following the interrogation of three suspects already in custody. Various weapons have been recovered from his Pune residence.
Irfan, who is an expert in computer and brother-in-law of one of the Pune blast accused, was apprehended from Jaipur's Sindhi bus stand on October 10 by a team of Delhi Police's Special Cell, S N Srivastva, Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell), told reporters here today. This is the fourth arrest in connection with the August 1 Pune serial blasts. Police is on the look out for one Raju Bhai, who allegedly arranged hideouts for three of the arrested persons, and another unidentified person.
Irfan's arrest came following interrogation of three arrested suspected IM terrorists, he said, adding two pistols of .32 calibre, magazine, cartridges, wires and wire cutter have been recovered from his Pune residence. Delhi Police had arrested four suspected IM operatives -- Asad Khan (33), who is a recruiter, motivator and ideologue of the IM, and Imran Khan (31) were arrested on September 26 from their hideout in Pul Prehladpur in south Delhi and Syed Firoze (38) from Nizamuddin Railway station five days later.
During interrogation, Irfan, a resident of Ahmednagar in Maharastra, confessed to his involvement in Pune serial blast on August one, Srivastava said. He, along with Sayed Firoze, allegedly went to Pune in July 2012 following instructions of top IM operative Riyaz Bhatkal to arrange a rented accommodation.
(With additional information from PTI)