Close aide of Pulwama mastermind arrested in Delhi

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 Jaish-e-Mohammed's Sajjad Khan, a close aide of Pulwama attack mastermind Muddasir escorted by Delhi police Special Cell, in New Delhi, Friday, March 22, 2019. Sajjad Khan (27), a resident of Pulwama was arrested near the Lajpat Rai market late Thursday night. (PTI Photo)

Jaish-e-Mohammed’s Sajjad Khan, a close aide of Pulwama attack mastermind Muddasir escorted by Delhi Police Special Cell, in New Delhi, Friday, March 22, 2019. Sajjad Khan (27), a resident of Pulwama was arrested near the Lajpat Rai market late Thursday night. (PTI Photo)

A Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist Sajjad Khan, a close aide of Pulwama attack mastermind Muddasir was arrested, police said on Friday.

Sajjad Khan (27), a resident of Pulwama was arrested near the Lajpat Rai market late Thursday night, they said.

“Muddasir, the mastermind of Pulwama attack was killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir recently,” Pramod Singh Kushwah, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) said.

Sajjad was tasked by Mudassir to establish a sleeper cell in Delhi, the officer added.

Forty Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district after a JeM terrorist rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into their bus, which was part of a convoy going to Srinagar from Jammu in February.

(PTI)