Delhi Police arrests 5 suspected terrorists from Kashmir and Punjab

The Special Cell of Delhi Police on Monday arrested five suspected terrorists from the Shakarpur area after an encounter. According to the sources, out of the five arrested, two are from Punjab and the rest are residents of Kashmir.

The Delhi Police said that following the encounter, arms and ammunition were recovered and said banned drugs were also seized from the possession of the accused. The five were allegedly linked to Khalistan


They have been identified as Shabbir Ahmed, Ayub Pathan and Riyaz rather (all from Kashmir). The remaining two are Gurjeet Singh and Sukhdeep Singh (both from Punjab)

“The group was backed by ISI for narco-terrorism. The name of the terror organisation is yet to be confirmed,” Delhi Police sources told India Today.

“We have apprehended five persons after an exchange of fire. Weapons and other incriminating material have also been recovered from their possession,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Pramod Singh Kushwah said. Some of them are suspected to have links with terror groups but this is being verified, he said, adding that further investigation is underway.

Delhi Police sources claimed that the arrested men were involved in the murder of Shaurya Chakra awardee Balwinder Singh Bhikhiwind.

Two motorcycle-borne assailants had shot dead Balwinder Singh Bhikhiwind at his residence in Bhikhiwind in Punjab’s Tarn Taran in October. The arrests come weeks after police nabbed two suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists from Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan.
The two suspected Jaish terrorists were identified as residents of Jammu and Kashmir Abdul Latif Mir and Mohd Ashraf Khatana.