Indian Mujahideen terrorist Arij Khan arrested by Delhi Police

The Batla House encounter took place

The police said that he was also wanted in 2007 UP blasts, 2008 Jaipur serial blasts, and 2008 Ahmedabad blasts. Pramod Singh Kushwaha, DCP, Special Cell Delhi Police addressed the press meet as informing.

He said the arrested person was an expert bomb maker, conspirator and executioner.

The Delhi Police's special cell arrested top Indian Mujahideen militant Ariz Khan from Nepal on Tuesday.

After escaping during the Batla House encounter, Khan and his accomplice, Shehzad, visited their relatives in Delhi, UP, Rajasthan and Maharastra to seek shelter and financial aid but they did not receive any help. "Almost 165 people died in incidents he was involved in", Kushwaha added.

The arrested was made by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police.

A native of Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh, Khan carried a bounty of '15 lakh on his head by the police. He was associated with Atif Amin who was killed in Batla House encounter.


The dreaded gunfight, known as Batla House encounter, took place six days after serial bomb blasts rocked Delhi, claiming the lives of at least 30 people.

The Delhi Police arrested him on Wednesday, a day after he was nabbed on the India-Nepal border near Banbasa in Uttarakhand.

Kushwah said, "After fleeing from the Batla House encounter, he called his wife in Azamgarh and said, "Chota locha hua hai".

"His wife did not know about his involvement with terror blasts and his work as an Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorist".

Kushwaha said that Khan and Tauqeer returned to the subcontinent in 2017 in order to revive the SIMI (Student Islamic Movement of India). Initially, he tried his hand at running a restaurant but later started teaching in different schools in Nepal, according to some reports in the media. "After living in Nepal for a few years, both left for Saudi Arabia", the police officer said.

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