27
Friday
November 2020
3:28 AM IST
News Headlines
End of an era: Argentina football legend Diego Maradona dies        Greg Barclay elected ICC's Independent Chair        Have great respect for Indian bowlers but our batsmen have seen them a lot: Langer        Rupee rises 6 paise to 73.95 against US dollar in early trade        Biden seeks swift Cabinet votes, but GOP Senate stays silent        As virus cases spike, financial outlook for world's airlines dims        Nivar makes landfall, weakens into severe cyclonic storm        Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel passes away at 71        India's COVID-19 caseload goes past 92 lakh; no. of active cases increases by 6,079        Left Govt moves ahead with projects having no central clearances: Chennithala        Kerala Cabinet decides to approach Governor to repeal new ordinance        Kerala reports 5,420 new COVID cases, 5,149 recoveries: CM        Cyclone Nivar : heavy rain lashes Chennai, suburbs, govt holiday today        UP okays ordinance against conversion for marriage, violators face up to 10 yrs in jail        Govts have to work as team to ensure vaccination drive is smooth, sustained: PM Modi        ICC nominates Kohli, Ashwin for Men''s Player of the Decade Award        Rohit, Ishant to miss first two Australia Tests, also doubtful for remaining two: BCCI source        India''s home series against England to feature four Tests instead of five        Odisha pay the penalty as Hyderabad keep first-ever clean sheet        Looking at India squad, Surya could have been there: Brian Lara        
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | Health   | About Deepika 
National News
Two suspected JeM terrorists held in Delhi
 
New Delhi: The Delhi Police''s Special Cell has arrested two suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists from southeast Delhi''s Sarai Kale Khan area who wanted to cross the border to Pakistan, officials said on Tuesday. Abdul Latif Mir (22), a resident of Doru village in Baramulla district, and Mohd Ashraf Khatana (20), a resident of Hat Mulla village in Kupwara district, were nabbed on Monday night, they said. Ashraf was studying at a madarsa in Sopore where he came in contact with Abdul, a police officer said. He claimed that the two are "highly radicalized" and they planned to cross the border to Pakistan for training.

According to the police, the two had tried to cross the border several times from Kupwara and Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir along with a few others but had failed due to tight vigil at the Line of Control (LoC). Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Sanjeev Kumar Yadav said they got a tip- off that a group of newly recruited terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammed would be coming to Delhi for their onward journey to Uttar Pradesh where they were seeking basic terror training. "On the basis of the information received, manual surveillance was mounted and a trap laid near Millennium Park, Sarai Kale Khan.

The two suspected terrorists, who are residents of Jammu and Kashmir, were apprehended around 10.15 pm," he said. From Sarai Kale Khan, the two were supposed to go to Nizamuddin area and stay for a short period in Delhi for their onward journey to UP for the purpose of training, he added. Two semi-automatic pistols along with 10 live cartridges were recovered from them, the DCP said. The police said the two men were part of "Deobandi" faction of the community and considered the leader of Jaish-e-Mohd, Maulana Masood Azhar, as their role model. One of them, Abdul Latif Mir, had a Facebook account with the name Mir Latif and a display picture of Azhar.

He used to listen Azhar on social media and wanted to join the cause for the freedom of Jammu and Kashmir and spread Islam all over the world. He followed media coverage of brutality on Muslims across the world and also listened to lectures delivered in Deobandi. He found the inspiration for jihad through these lectures and gradually got radicalized to the point that he was ready to take extreme measures for the "freedom of Kashmir", the officer said. "During interrogation, the police found that around four months ago, through Facebook Messenger, Abdul Latif Mir came in contact with Aftab Malik, who is resident of Lahore in Pakistan. Aftab sought his number and called him through WhatsApp and asked him about his display picture on Facebook.

"He told him that he worships the JeM leader and according to him, he has done a lot for the freedom of Kashmir and is continuously fighting against the Indian security forces. He also delivers inspirational lectures for the freedom of Kashmir," he said. The officer said that Abdul requested Aftab to give him a chance to join Azhar and the cause of jihad. When Aftab asked him to come to Pakistan to join the outfit, Abdul told him that he and his friend Ashraf had tried to enter Pakistan through Kupwara border but failed due to tight vigil at LoC by the security forces.

However, later, they came in contact with Pakistan-based JeM operatives through Aftab Malik who said he could help them cross the border, he said. "The two were directed to come to Delhi where they would meet someone who would help them stay a short while in UP for basic training and arrange their crossover to Pakistan. The arms and ammunition seized from them were procured from one of their associates who was with them during their unsuccessful attempt to cross over to PoK from Kupwara," Yadav said. Incriminating material in the form of audio, video files and literature was found in their mobile phones.

The same is being analyzed, the police said, adding their contacts in Delhi are being identified and their associates in Jammu and Kashmir being ascertained. The police have also recovered two android mobile phones, Aadhaar card, two debit cards, ID cards, including voter ID, and two bags containing their clothes.


Nivar makes landfall, weakens into severe cyclonic storm
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel passes away at 71
India's COVID-19 caseload goes past 92 lakh; no. of active cases increases by 6,079
Cyclone Nivar : heavy rain lashes Chennai, suburbs, govt holiday today
UP okays ordinance against conversion for marriage, violators face up to 10 yrs in jail
Govts have to work as team to ensure vaccination drive is smooth, sustained: PM Modi
Veteran Congressman and ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi dies from post-COVID complications
Veteran actress Vijayashanti likely to join BJP soon
COVID-19: Less than 50,000 daily new cases for 16 days
CBI arrests ex-Karnataka Minister Roshan Baig in IMA ponzi scam
''Love jihad'' serious problem, states should act: BJP
Amit Shah springs a surprise, walks on Chennai road to greet supporters
DMK launches 75-day campaign ahead of 2021 elections
Bineesh Kodiyeri remanded to judicial custody
Sonia Gandhi goes to Goa on medical advice
State government''s consent mandatory for CBI investigation in its jurisdiction: SC
Jammu and Kashmir HC orders release of separatist leader Masarat Alam Bhat
No lockdown plan, may impose restrictions in marketplaces to prevent COVID-19 spread: Sisodia
Twelve civilians injured as militants lob grenade at security personnel in J-K's Pulwama
Kerjriwal seeks to shut down markets emerging as Covid hotspots; Centre to increase ICU beds to 6K, double testing
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
My whole life has been a miracle: Rajinikanth
 Mumbai: From starting out as a bus conductor to becoming one of the biggest stars of the: country,  
'Game of Thrones' star Indira Varma tests positive for coronavirus
Coronavirus: Release of Ranveer Singh-starrer '83' put on hold
'Joker' earns Joaquin Phoenix his maiden Oscar
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Biden seeks swift Cabinet votes, but GOP Senate stays silent
 Washington: As President-elect Joe Biden started rolling out his administrative team, one voice has
As virus cases spike, financial outlook for world's airlines dims
Biden's first Cabinet picks expected Tuesday amid roadblocks
Hong Kong's Joshua Wong to plead guilty to protest charges
KERALA NEWS
Left Govt moves ahead with projects having no central clearances: Chennithala
 Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader in Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala on Tuesday alleged that
Kerala reports 5,420 new COVID cases, 5,149 recoveries: CM
Ker FM hits out at ED over reported probe against KIIFB; Opp says he has "something to hide"
Kerala adds 5,294 fresh COVID-19 cases; Active cases 65,856
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2020 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.