A key aide of alleged mastermind of Pulwama terror attack, Muddasir Khan, was arrested by the special cell of the Delhi Police on Thursday. Wanted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Sajjad Khan, 27, was arrested from a hideout in Red Fort area the police said.
The Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist was tasked by Muddasir Khan alias 'Mohd Bhai', to establish sleeper cells in the capital, police sources have told NDTV. Sajjad Khan was living in the city as a shawl seller from Kashmir. He knew about the details of the planning and execution of the Pulwama attack sources said.
The police claimed that Sajjad Khan was constantly in touch with Muddasir Khan during the terror strike in Pulwama, which killed over 40 soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) on February 14.
Investigations revealed that Sajjad Khan was communicating with Mudassir Khan and Pakistan-based terrorist Yasir, through an App, using numbers not registered in his name, say sources.
Muddasir Khan was killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir on March 11. Huge quantities of ammunition and automatic weapons were found during the encounter.