The Special Cell of Delhi Police has recently arrested a suspected Indian Mujahideen atanki Junaid. He was said to be involved in five bomb blast cases. According to news agency PTI, the terrorist was identified as Ariz Khan alias Junaid.  According to the report, he had been on the run since the 2008 Batla House encounter.

“Ariz Khan was arrested by the Delhi Police’s Special Cell”, a senior officer said. Khan was present at Batla House, along with four others terrorist and had managed to ran away during the encounter on September 19, 2008, in Delhi’s Jamia Nagar, in which two Indian Mujahideen terrorists were killed and many were arrested. Encounter specialist and Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma was also killed during Batla house encounter who was leading the police action.


“The Delhi Police Special Team arrested Ariz Khan alias Junaid, who was involved in many bombing incidents including the 2008 Delhi serial blasts,” said Pramod Singh Kushwaha, DCP, Special Cell Delhi Police, at a press conference.

“He is an expert bomb maker, conspirator, and executioner…At least 165 people died in the incidents he was involved in,” he added.

A trial court sentenced Indian Mujahideen terrorist Shahzad Ahmed July 2013 to life imprisonment in connection with the Batla House encounter case. In addition to this, his appeal against the trial court’s verdict has been pending in the High Court.


According to some sources, in Batla house encounter two of the suspected terrorists were shot dead. Shahzad was arrested and Ariz Khan alias Junaid managed to escape. As far as the mater is concerned they were all from Azamgarh area of Uttar Pradesh

The encounter at Batla House took place some days after serial blasts took place in Delhi. That claimed the life of more than 26 people and 100 were injured. Also, the police admitted that it had information that some suspects were hiding at the Batla House flat who were involved in that terror attacks.

Mohan Chand Sharma an Encounter specialist and Delhi Police inspector were killed, but some of the politicians and activists alleged that the encounter was a fake and Sharma was shot dead because of inter-departmental rivalry.


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