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Nov 30, 2011 at 03:43pm IST

6 arrested for Pune blast, Jama Masjid attack

New Delhi: The Delhi Police has arrested six suspected Indian Mujahideen operatives in connection with crucial terror cases in the country, according to sources. The Delhi Police sources claim to have solved the Jama Masjid blast case, the Pune German Bakery blast case and Chinnaswamy stadium terror attack case.

Sources say a Pakistani national is also among the six arrested Indian Mujahideen operatives. Two AK-47s with 50 cartridges, one pistol with 14 cartridges, 5 kgs of explosives, five detonators and fake currency worth Rs 2 lakh have been recovered from those arrested.

This came days after two Indian Mujahideen operatives were arrested in Chennai and brought to Delhi for questioning.

Police sources said the 'main man' Imran, who was allegedly providing finance and other logistics besides coordinating various modules, is on the run.

Imran had allegedly planted the bomb in a car outside Delhi's Jama Masjid on September 19, 2010, the sources said.

Sources said they also looking for one Tauqeer, a top IM leader who is wanted in 2008 Delhi serial blasts and is suspected to be involved in the September 7 High Court blast.

Those arrested are Mohd Afzal, Mohd Ajmal, Mohd Siddique, Zafar, Abdul Rehman and Irshad Khan, a senior police official said.

Afzal and Ajmal were arrested from Madhubani in a fake passport case while Rehman and an engineering student Irshad Khan were apprehended from Chennai. Siddique and Zafar were arrested from Delhi, the official said.

"All the arrests were made in the past few days. We have also seized some arms and ammunition from Delhi and nearby areas," the official said, adding all these were two-member modules.

The module was led by Ahmad Siddi Bappa alias Shahrukh, who has not been arrested so far. The group had been working on instructions of Riyaz and Iqbal Bhatkal.

The police have been conducting raids at other places including Bihar to find clues in terror cases like the Jama Masjid blast, the Delhi High Court blast and even the German Bakery blast.

Four people were also detained three days ago as the police questioned some people in connection with these terror cases.

17 people were killed and over 50 were injured in the German Bakery blast in Pune's posh Koregaon Park area in February 2010. 15 people were injured in two low intensity blasts near a packed Chinnaswamy cricket stadium in April the same year. The blasts took place less than an hour before an IPL match.

On September 19, 2010, two foreign tourists were injured when two men on a motorcycle opened fire outside Gate 3 of Delhi's Jama Masjid.

(With additional information from PTI)

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