New Delhi: The Pakistani terrorist arrested by Delhi Police Special Cell was part of the ISI terror module and assigned to carry out terror strikes in India.
Addressing the media persons, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Special Cell Pramod Kushwaha said, “A Pakistani national named Mohd Asraf (40) was arrested by the special team on Monday. He has been residing in India for more than one decade. He acquired an Indian ID from Bihar. He acquired an Indian identity and has been working as a sleeper cell for subversive activities. He had made several fake IDs. He also made an ID in the name of Ahmed Noori and acquired a passport. He even visited Saudi Arabia and Thailand in between using Indian passport.”
“We recovered an AK-47, magazines, two pistols, cartridges and grenades from him. In the initial interrogation, he has revealed that he was involved in terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of the country. We are now verifying his involvements. He lived in the disguise of Peer Maulana. He had married an Indian woman from Ghaziabad area with the purpose to acquire documents. He left the woman after sometime,” said Kushwaha.
According to the Delhi Police Special cell, Asraf is from the Narowal district in Punjab province of Pakistan. His parents had died. He has two brothers and three sisters. However, he was picked by ISI and provided training.
“ISI handlers are behind him. He was recruited and trained by ISI. He was picked when he was in class 10. He was sent to India via Bangladesh through the Siliguri border. We are trying to identify his other associates. He was also involved in some espionage activity. He was assigned to carry out a terror activity and the arms are provided for that only. However, the place to carry out attacks was not instructed to him,” explained DCP Kushwaha.
“He was tasked by a Pakistani ISI handler whose code name is Naseer. He was sent money through Hawala. This is the ISI terror module,” he added.
Mohd Asraf has been booked under relevant provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Explosive Act, Arms Act, and other provisions. A search has been conducted at his present address at Ramesh Park in Delhi’s Laxmi Nagar. He was apprehended by the police around 9.20 pm on Monday.