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January 3

New Delhi

IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal and his close aide Asadullah Akhtar were remanded in Police custody for 10 days by a Delhi court in connection with a case lodged against them for the September 2010 Jama Masjid terror attack.

January 3

New Delhi

LeT operative Abdul Karim Tunda withdrew his bail petition filed before a Delhi court.

January 4

New Delhi

Delhi Metro security has been doubled after a December 31, 2013 Military Intelligence (MI) warning of a possible November 26, 2008 (26/11) type attack in the first 10 days of 2014, according to CISF sources.

January 5

New Delhi

There are two intelligence inputs about possible terrorist strikes ahead of Republic Day. The first pertains to a joint strike by LeT and IM with imported explosives, the second talks about IM plan to storm Police special cell office in Lodhi Road (New Delhi) and free 'Indian operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal.

January 6 New Delhi

A Delhi court issued fresh non-bailable warrants against Pakistani-American LeT operative David Coleman Headley Headley, his accomplice Tahawwur Rana, LeT 'founder' Hafiz Saeed and 26/11 Mumbai (Maharashtra) attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, who are accused of carrying out terror attacks.

January 7 New Delhi

The interrogation by Delhi Police of IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar revealed that IM planned to set up a module in Nepal, where Bhatkal claimed to have recruited around a dozen men and got support of the "like-minded" to finance terror.

January 10 New Delhi

IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal was sent to Tihar Jail (Delhi) by a trial court for the first time.

January 15

New Delhi

The Karnataka Police moved to Patiala House Court in New Delhi seeking custody of IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal in connection with the April 17, 2010 Chinnaswamy Stadium blast case.

January 15

New Delhi

A Delhi court sent a suspected LeT operative, Mohammad Rashid to judicial custody till January 21, 2014.

January 17

New Delhi

IM is planning to abduct Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for release of its 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal who was arrested from India-Nepal border on August 27, 2013.

January 21 New Delhi

A red alert has been sounded on Indo-Nepal border after intelligence reports of increased terrorist activities and IM's conspiracy to kidnap the Delhi Chief Minister, Arwind Kejriwal on Republic Day.

January 21 New Delhi

Delhi Police told a court in New Delhi that alleged LeT operative Abdul Karim Tunda is involved in 33 terror attack cases between 1994 and 1998 in Delhi and other states.

January 27 New Delhi

Delhi Police officially substantiated the claim in a trial court that IM is plotting to kidnap to secure IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal's release.

February 3 New Delhi

A drug trafficking racket, associated with terrorist outfit HM, was neutralized in Nizamuddin area of South Delhi District in New Delhi as three traffickers were arrested with 10 kg heroin valued at INR 350 million.

February 4 New Delhi

A Delhi court extended till February 18, 2014 the judicial custody of two suspected LeT operatives, identified as Rashid and Shahid, who were arrested from Mewat region of Haryana on December 17, 2013.

February 11 New Delhi

The Delhi Police filed a chargesheet in a Delhi court against LeT operative Abdul Karim Tunda in connection with a case pertaining to the January 17, 1994 recovery of explosive substances in Delhi's Malviya Nagar area.

February 16 New Delhi

Indicting LeT operative Abdul Karim Tunda for the terror strikes in Indian cities between 1994 and 1998, the Delhi Police blamed Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for masterminding the attacks.

February 18 New Delhi

IM operative and September 13, 2008, Delhi serial blasts accused, Faizan Ahmed Sultan, was arrested by Dubai Police in Dubai.

February 24 New Delhi

IM has established a new module in Rajasthan and operatives of the outfit were "highly motivated" to carry out terrorist activities in the country, the NIA has said in its charge sheet filed in a Delhi court.

February 25 New Delhi

Delhi's Akshardham temple and Pune's cantonment area were on top of IM's list of places to be targeted, the NIA has said in its charge-sheet against IM's India operations 'chief' Yasin Bhatkal and his three aides.

March 4 New Delhi

A Delhi court extended till March 6, 2014 the judicial custody of two suspected LeT operatives, Rashid and Shahid who were arrested from Haryana's Mewat region in December, 2013.

March 6 New Delhi

A Delhi-based estate agent, Dinesh Singh alias Megh Singh who is believed to be a key link with FICN racket was arrested by the CIU in Mumbai.

March 6 New Delhi

A Delhi court dismissed the bail plea of a suspected LeT operative, Shahid who was arrested from Haryana's Mewat region in December, 2013 and directed Police to conclude investigation in the case by March 26, 2014.

March 11 New Delhi

IM 'Indian operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar were denied bail in September 2010 Jama Masjid (Delhi) terror attack case.

March 12 New Delhi

Delhi Police filed a supplementary charge sheet against LeT operative Abdul Karim Tunda in connection with a case lodged in 1994 relating to recovery of explosives in Delhi.

March 15 New Delhi

The Delhi Police in its chargesheet filed against alleged LeT operative Abdul Karim Tunda said that a nexus has been surfaced between Dawood Ibrahim and banned militant groups like LeT, IM and Babbar Khalsa International.

March 18 New Delhi

IM is planning to abduct a politician in New Delhi to secure its 'India operations cheif' Yasin Bhatkal's release.

March 20 New Delhi

A court in New Delhi dismissed the bail application of IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar in the September 13 2008 Greater Kailash (New Delhi) blast case.

March 21 New Delhi

In the October 29, 2005 Delhi serial blasts case, a trial court sentenced two convicts to five years' imprisonment for funding the blasts.

March 21 New Delhi

NIA opposed in the Delhi High Court the bail plea of Asadullah Akhtar, aide of IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal, saying he is a member of the banned terror outfit allegedly responsible of various attacks in the country.

March 23 New Delhi

Criminal Charles Sobhraj claimed that he worked as an arms dealer for Taliban after befriending JeM 'chief' Masood Azhar in Tihar (Delhi) prison and was even associated with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

March 24 New Delhi Waqas has confessed to undergoing intense training in Pakistan before he came to India to join IM, according to sources in the Delhi Police. Non-violent
March 24 New Delhi

IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal's aide Asadullah Akhtar was in touch with Mohammad Atif Ameen, who died in the September 19, 2008 Batla House shootout, for planning Delhi serial blasts, Delhi Police told a court in New Delhi.

March 26 New Delhi

A Delhi court sent IM 'commander' Tehseen Akhtar in Police remand till April 2, 2014.

March 26 New Delhi

The Special Cell of Delhi Police dismissed the bail plea of LeT militants Mohammad Rashid and Mohammad Shahid, who were arrested from Mewat Region of Haryana on December 17, 2013 while allowing the application of Police seeking more time to conclude their probe against the two.

March 26 New Delhi

The arrest of IM operative Waqas, a Pakistani national, would help establish the "missing links" in the probe into the September 2010 Jama Masjid terror attack, Delhi Police told a court.

March 27 New Delhi

According to sources in the Delhi Police, Tehseen Akhtar told them during interrogation that two highly trained fidayeens (suicide attackers) had gone to Uttar Pradesh.

March 28 New Delhi

Sources in the Special Cell said that IM planned to attack the Red Fort in the national capital and some of its operatives recently carried out a reccee of the Moghul era monument.

April 2 New Delhi

Delhi Police told a court that IM operative Tehseen Akhtar alias Monu was planning to carry out a terror strike in the national capital Delhi with the help of other members of the outfit.

April 3 New Delhi

Delhi Police filed two charge sheets in the September 13, 2008 Delhi serial blasts case naming 29 terrorists belonging to LeT and IM.

April 3 New Delhi

NIA told a court in New Delhi that arrested IM operatives Tehsin Akhtar and Zia-ur-Rehman alias Waqas were actively associated in the "planning" and "planting" of two IEDs which exploded at Dilsukhnagar in Hyderabad in 2013.

April 4 New Delhi

Delhi Police said that the bombs used for setting off serial blasts at New Delhi on September 13, 2008, had been manufactured at Vittalamakki in Koppa tehshil (revenue unit) of Chikmagalur District in Karnataka.

April 5 New Delhi

Delhi Police Special Cell brought Waqas, and Tehseen Akhtar to 'When Will You Stay,' a home-stay facility in Old Munnar (Edukki District) where they had once stayed, to gather evidence.

April 6 New Delhi

A trial court has given Delhi Police 20 more days to complete its investigation against IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar.

April 6 New Delhi

Tehseen Akhtar and Waqas had visited two places in Kochi in December 2013. The Delhi Police provided the information that Tehseen and Waqas visited Marine Drive and a shopping mall at Edappally during their stay in Munnar



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January 4

New Delhi

A Pakistani national, Mohammed Hussain alias Julfikar Ali, who was on death row since 2006 until the Supreme Court set aside his conviction and ordered his retrial in August, 2012, was acquitted by a Sessions Court.

January 20

New Delhi

IM through an email to a five-star hotel has threatened to carry out an attack in coming few days and they have allegedly made necessary arrangements.

January 22

Behala, Kolkata District

Haryana Police arrested Nilesh Bhattacharya from for allegedly sending threat mail to a five-star hotel chain in Gurgaon (Haryana) Delhi.

February 9

Tihar Central Jail, New Delhi

Parliament House attack (December 13, 2001) case convict Afzal Guru was hanged to death.

February 15

New Delhi

Hazi Anees has been sent to two years in jail by a Court for selling FICN printed in Pakistan.

February 16

New Delhi

Fasih Mahmood, IM terrorist was charge sheeted for involvement in the September 19, 2010 Jama Masjid (Delhi) attack.

March 12

Unidentified location in New Delhi

Delhi Police CB arrested two persons from Bihar, carrying FICN with a face value of INR 400,000.

March 20

Jama Masjid area, Chandni Chowk, North Delhi District

Based on revelation of suspected HM terrorist, Liaqat Ali, Police carried on raids in a hotel and recovered an AK-47 rifle and huge cache of explosives.

March 21

New Delhi Railway Station, New Delhi District

Three people belonging to an inter-state gang involved in the supply of FICN were arrested. FICN valued INR 4, 00,000 were recovered from them.

March 26

IGI Airport, New Delhi, South West Delhi District

NIA arrested Muhammed Yousuf alias Shihab, accused in the Kerala's Thaliparamba (Kannur District) FICN case after being deported from UAE.

March 31

Trilokpuri, East Delhi District

Mohammad Alam, has been arrested for circulating FICN.

May 3 New Delhi

A Delhi court issued a production warrant for suspected LeT terrorist Abu Jundal in connection with the September 19, 2010, Jama Masjid blast case.

May 3

New Delhi

High Court upheld a trial court order sentencing three JeM terrorists Noor Mohammad Tantre, Pervaiz Ahmed Mir, and Faroz Ahmed Bhat to life imprisonment under the POTA for plotting a terror attack in Delhi, while reducing life terms of two other accused Atiq-uz-Zama and Raees-uz-Zama to 11-year jail.

May 29

Khari Baoli, Chandni Chowk, North Delhi District

Khalil Ahmad alias Mama who is believed to be a close aide of Dawood Ibrahim was allegedly shot dead by rivals outside his office.

June 2

New Delhi.

One person, identified as Rishi Gupta, was arrested by the Crime Branch for allegedly killing a MCOCA detainee and a suspected aide of Dawood Ibrahim, Khalil Ahmad.

June 4 New Delhi

Police named Dawood Ibrahim and Chhota Shakeel as co-accused in the IPL spot fixing scam.

June 7 Bahraich District, Uttar Pradesh

SSB handed over custody of three Kashmiri militants to Delhi Police for keeping them in rehabilitation centre.

June 7 New Delhi

The Delhi Police sought issuance of open non-bailable warrants for fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his aide Chhota Shakeel in connection with the IPL spot-fixing racket.

June 9 New Delhi

The ED has begun its preliminary inquiry into hawala deals of the IPL.

July 16 New Delhi

The Delhi Police played out telephonic conversations between Dawood Ibrahim and an alleged bookie, identified as Javed Chotani, involved in the Indian Premier League match fixing case.

July 21 New Delhi

Three persons, identified as Naveen, Praveen and Mohammed Mohasin, were arrested from Krishan Vihar area in the North-West District of New Delhi, along with FICN with a face value of INR 7,750.

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July 25 New Delhi

A Delhi court convicted IM operative Shahzad Ahmad in the September 19, 2008, Batla House encounter case for murdering Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma and assaulting other officers.

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July 30 New Delhi

A trial court sentenced suspected IM terrorist Shahzad Ahmed to life imprisonment for the murder of Inspector M.C. Sharma during the September 19, 2008, Batla House encounter.

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August 4 New Delhi

Delhi Police has neutralized a gang, known as 'Salman Gang' dealing in supply of FICN with the arrest of one of its members, identified as Nadeem alias Salim and recovery of INR 49,000, in denominations of INR 500 from him.

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August 8 New Delhi

Delhi Police Special Cell has moved a Delhi court for issuing Red Corner Notice against Dawood Ibrahim and his closest aide - Chhota Shakeel. Delhi Police claims that "through the Indian Premier League spot fixing case RCN, it would make fresh efforts through government of India, to bring Dawood back here".

August 8 New Delhi

IB issued a substantial alert to Delhi Police over a LeT terror threat as the national capital prepares to celebrate Independence Day.

September 1 New Delhi

Three persons, identified as Mohammad Farid-Ul-Islam alias Farid (26), Kunja Bihari Pandey (42), and Safiq-Ul-Alam alias Safiq (26), were arrested along with FICN with a face value of INR 650,000 lakh from Delhi.

September 6 New Delhi

One person, identified as Amjad, was arrested with FICN with a face value of INR 150,000 from Bhairon Mandir opposite Pragati Maidan. With Amjad's help, Salman (42) was arrested at Nawada Metro station and fake currency of the face value of INR 95,000 was found on him.

September 6 New Delhi

Police arrested two persons, identified as Madan Chander Das (24) and Sanjay Thakur (27) and seized FICN with a face value of INR 97,500 from Faridabad and Jasola, respectively.

September 23 New Delhi

LeT bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda's two aides Allauddin and Mohd Basiruddin, who had allegedly helped in infiltration of Pakistani and Bangladeshi terrorists in India in 1997 to carry out terror strikes, were remanded to seven days' police custody by a Delhi court.

September 30

New Delhi

Arrested LeT operative Abdul Karim Tunda's three close aides, Allauddin, Mohammad Basiruddin and Mohammad Zakaria, who had allegedly helped in infiltration of Pakistani and Bangladeshi terrorists into India in 1997 to carry out terror strikes, were remanded in judicial custody till October 14, 2013, by a Delhi Court.

October 1

New Delhi

Arrested IM 'operational chief in India' Yasin Bhatkal's close aide Mohammad Manzar Imam was arrested in a fresh case by the NIA inside a Delhi court in connection with terror strikes across the country since 2003 and remanded to 15-day police custody.

October 3

New Delhi

A suspected militant of banned HM, Abu Talib was remanded in seven days of NIA custody by a Delhi court in connection with a case lodged in 2011 for allegedly distributing funds received from PoK for terror strikes in India.

October 7 New Delhi

IM operative Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi, who was arrested on August 28, 2013, during his interrogation admitted that the IM was behind the October 29, 2005, Delhi serial blasts, and not the LeT as suspected.

October 9 New Delhi

A trial court has ordered framing of charges against two militants of LeT, identified as Ahtisham Farooq and Tawseef Ahmed and their associates Shafaqat Ali Tuggu and Saijee Anwar, who were arrested on September 10, 2012 for allegedly planning to carry out bomb blasts in New Delhi.

Non - violent
October 13 New Delhi

Two persons, identified as Manoj and Randhir Mishra, were arrested along with FICN with a face value of INR 48,700 from Paschim Vihar in West Delhi.

October 18 New Delhi

Delhi High Court rejected the plea of an accused, facing trial along with other 13 IM suspects in Delhi September 13, 2008 serial blasts cases, challenging its administrative order to transfer the trials to another court.

October 31 New Delhi

Another suspect identified as Mohammad Afzal was detained at the Delhi airport in connection with the Patna serial blasts.

Non- violent
November 1 New Delhi

A year after the chargesheet was filed against four suspected LeT militants for planning bomb blasts in major shopping centres in Delhi, a city court formally framed charges against them.

Non- violent
November 7 New Delhi

A Delhi court extended till November 13, 2013 the judicial custody of top LeT operative Abdul Karim Tunda, arrested in connection with a 1997 bomb blast case.

November 8 New Delhi

Two suspected militants of LeT and their accomplices, arrested last year for allegedly planning to carry out bomb blasts here, have been ordered to be put on trial by a Delhi court.

November 11 New Delhi

A Delhi court extended till November 26, 2013 the Police custody of arrested IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal and close aide Asadullah Akhtar in connection with a case lodged in 2011 over allegations involving the setting up of an illegal arms factory in New Delhi.

November 20 New Delhi

A sum of money deposited in a New Delhi branch of State Bank of India reportedly by an official of the Bangladesh High Commission, identified as K.S. Islam were found to be FICN, Police said.

December 2 New Delhi

The NIA was asked by the Delhi High Court to file its response on the bail applications of two suspected operatives of terror outfit IM, identified as Imran Khan and Syed Maqbool facing trial for their alleged involvement in hatching a conspiracy to carry out terror strikes in the country.

December 3 New Delhi

There is intelligence report of suicide strikes at sensitive poll booths in Delhi conducted by terror outfits like IM and LeT.

December 10 New Delhi

IM co-founder, Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar were sent to 10 days' Police custody by a Delhi court in connection with the September 13, 2008 blast in Karol Bagh area of Delhi.

December 12 New Delhi

Delhi Police took Mohammad Maqsood Alam, an international supplier of FICN in different states including Bihar, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand, on transit remand for three days from the court of the CJM in Munger (Bihar).

December 13 New Delhi

Delhi Police charge sheeted LeT bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda in connection with the October 1, 1997 Sadar Bazar blasts case in which several persons were injured.

49 December 17 New Delhi

Lashkar-e-Toiba operative Abdul Karim Tunda moved a Delhi court seeking bail in the 1997 Sadar Bazar (Delhi) blasts case.

50 December 20 New Delhi

Yasin Bhatkal was remanded in Police custody till January 3, 2014 by a local court after the Delhi Police said it wanted to take him to Karnataka to unravel the conspiracy behind the September 13, 2008 serial blasts of Delhi.

51 December 20 New Delhi

A Delhi court fixed January 3, 2014 for hearing the arguments on the bail plea of LeT operative Abdul Karim Tunda.



  • December 20: Top HM 'commander' Chota Haafiz alias Shakir Ahmad, who is also wanted in connection with September 7, 2011, Delhi High Court blast, was shot dead by the SFs at village Qadarna of Navapachi locality in Kishtwar District of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Four IM militants, already in Delhi Police custody arrested by Maharashtra ATS in connection with Pune serial blasts (August 1, 2012) and remanded in Police custody till January 1.

  • December 4: UMHA Sushilkumar Shinde said that the MHA has not yet taken any decision on the mercy petition of Parliament attack (December 13, 2001) case convict Afzal Guru.

  • December 1: The Delhi Police has charge-sheeted a suspected IM operative, Kamal Hassan alias Bilal for his alleged role in the Jama Masjid (Delhi) blast-cum-shootout case of September 19, 2010. He is also an accused in Bangalore's (Karnataka) Chinnaswamy Stadium blast case of April 17, 2010.

  • November 27: The Government of India declared that 71 spies were arrested by Security Forces from different areas in the last four years. Out of the 71 agents, five were neutralised in Bihar and three were found to have been involved in criminal activities in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Delhi.

  • November 29: UP ATS arrested one man carrying FICN with face value of INR 1 million from Cantonment area of Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh).

  • November 27: The Government of India declared that 71 spies were arrested by Security Forces from different areas in the last four years. Out of the 71 agents, five were neutralized in Bihar and three were found to have been involved in criminal activities in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Delhi.

  • November 22: Three persons were arrested near Sarai Kale Khan Inter-State Bus Terminus in New Delhi along with 30,000 counterfeit coins of INR 5 denomination.

  • The Delhi High Court acquitted two death sentence convicts and commuted the capital punishment to life imprisonment for another in Lajpat Nagar (Delhi) bomb blast case (May 21, 1996).

    APHC-G chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani and JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik warned that the possible execution of Mohammed Afzal aka Afzal Guru could have serious repercussions. Afzal Guru is a convict in the December 13, 2001 Parliament attack case and has been sentenced to death by the court.

  • November 5: Investigations into the plan to attack Delhi during Deepawali by four IM terrorists, arrested on October 11, 2012, by Delhi Police, have revealed that its 'moderator', identified as Raju Bhai, may be in Delhi-National Capital Region.

  • November 4: Special Cell of Delhi Police has also learnt that Saudi Arabia-based IM 'commander' Fayyaz Kagzi had been staying there using the name of ''Abdul Rehman''.

  • November 3: 12 incidents of FICN in 2012-nine by the GRP and three by the CBI has revealed that currency peddlers have now found a safe Bangladesh-Malda (West Bengal)-Uttar Pradesh-Delhi route to smuggle FICN into India. A senior official of Uttar Pradesh GRP said, total FICN to the tune of INR 36, 71,000 had been recovered from 14 couriers in 12 months.

  • November 2: The NIA arrested Masthigudda Aboobacker, a Kerala native at New Delhi's IGI Airport, after being deported from Abu Dhabi. Aboobacker allegedly ran an international ring dealing with FICN with the support by Pakistan's ISI and gangster Dawood Ibrahim.

  • October 31: A Delhi trial court sent a suspected IM terrorist,Sayed Firoz alias Hamza, allegedly involved in the August 1, 2012, Pune serial blasts to 14 days of judicial custody.

  • October 29: Deputy Commissioner of Delhi Police, Sanjeev Yadav has said that we are doing all that we can to make Delhi a safer place. We are equipping ourselves with the latest technology and roping in the best of our force to check terror attacks.

  • October 26: Maqbool has revealed that the Pune serial blast carried out by IM is linked to the recent arrest of 16 terrorists in Karnataka who plotted to kill some politicians, Hindu leaders and journalists.

  • October 25: Fasih Mahmood, the IM 'treasurer' recently deported from Saudi Arabia, revealed the identities of two more ideologues associated with IM.

  • October 24: Fasih disclosed that Pakistan's ISI has stationed officials in Saudi Arabia with whom he had been working in close co-ordination. The primary task of ISI operatives in Saudi Arabia is to ensure greater cooperation between IM and LeT and promote anti-India terror activities from Saudi soil.

  • October 23: Delhi Police believe that country-made variety arms are not only flooding the Capital's underground market but also been used by IM terrorists.

  • Delhi Police arrested another suspected IM terrorist, identified as Sayed Maqbool alias Zuber, from Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) for his alleged involvement in the August 1, 2012 Pune serial blasts. The total number of arrests in the Pune blasts has gone up to five.

  • October 22: Top IM leader Fasih Mohammad, a key fund-raiser for the outfit, was arrested by the Delhi Police from Delhi's IGI Airport soon after his deportation from Saudi Arabia.

  • October 21: Delhi Police prepared a list of 460 important places that may be attacked by IM terrorists during Diwali. LeT have threatened to blow up important places around Diwali.

  • October 19: According to Special officials from Delhi police, on August 1, 2012 the three IM terrorists travelled by a PMPML bus from Kasarwadi (Maharashtra) to Jangli Maharaj Road (Maharashtra) to orchestrate the serial blasts.

  • October 18: An Additional Sessions Judge Court of Delhi, Tis Hazari, has convicted two persons-Rashid Ahmed and Narun Nahar Lovely, both Bangladeshi nationals for possessing FICN worth INR 45.98 lakhs.

  • October 17: The Police custody of three suspected IM operatives Asad Khan, Imran Khan and Syed Feroze alleged for their alleged involvement in the Pune serial blast has been extended till October 27, 2012.

  • October 16: HM militant, Junaid Akram Malik, who was one of the accused wanted by the NIA in connection with September 7, 2011, Delhi High Court blast case, has reportedly been killed by HM 'commanders' Jehangir Saroori and Shakir Ahmad alias Chotta Haafiz somewhere in forest areas of Kishtwar District of J&K.

  • Special cell of the Delhi Police searched the two-room tenement in Kasarwadi (Pune District) where IM militants stayed before the Pune (Maharashtra) blats of August 1, 2012 and found traces of ammonium nitrate, wires and batteries at the tenement.

    Asad Khan, Imran Khan and Feroz, who were recently arrested by Delhi Police for Pune serial blasts and for plotting a similar attack in the national capital.

  • October 15: A Special NIA court started the trial in the Delhi High Court blast case (September 7, 2011) with the recording of evidence against Wasim Akram Malik, arrested by NIA for his alleged role in attack.

  • October 14: Delhi Police have identified a house where the conspiracy for Pune blast hatched. Sayyed Feroze led a team of the Delhi Police Special Cell to a house which he and five others had rented as a meeting ground a month prior to the bid.

  • Despite the arrest of three suspected IM terrorists who were planning major strikes in Delhi during the Diwali season, sources in Delhi Police say that the threat is not over.

  • October 12: According to Police, Raju Bhai, an important link in the Pune blasts case, got the Pul Prahladpur flat in Delhi on rent for the three IM militants using a fake name.

  • A team of Pune ATS officers have reached Delhi and are coordinating with the Delhi Police's Special Cell. Karnataka Police officers will reach here on October 13.

  • October 11: Delhi Police busted a gang of IM terrorists- Asad Khan, Imran Khan and Sayed Feroz alias Hamza, all belonging to Maharashtra, which carried out the serial blasts in Pune on August 1, 2012 and had planned to attack Delhi and Bodh Gaya (Bihar) during the coming festival season.

  • The terrorists were carrying 5kg of explosives and 10 detonators as part of the plot to explode at least 10 bombs in Delhi and the pilgrim city of Bodh Gaya.

    One of the arrested persons, Asad, is allegedly linked also to the Aurangabad arms haul case in which Jundal is also an accused.

    Delhi Police stumbled upon the IM module by tracing their phone calls and email conversations with their contacts, suspected to be the Bhatkal brothers and Kagzi in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

    A 35-year-old man, identified as Tejender, who was underground for the past five years after being declared as a proclaimed offender, was arrested for his alleged involvement in printing FICN and circulating them in New Delhi.

    Eight years after Bangladeshi sculptor Rashid Ahmed was arrested from Paharganj area of Delhi on December 20, 2004 along with three persons for possessing FICN, a trial court has sentenced him and his accomplice to seven years' rigorous imprisonment.

  • October 10: M terrorist, identified as Langde Irfan, allegedly involved in the Pune (Maharashtra) serial blasts (August 1, 2012) was arrested in Jaipur (Rajasthan) by the Delhi Police. With this, the total number of arrests in the case has gone up to four.

  • October 8: Abu Jundal was remanded in the NIA custody till October 20, 2012 by a Delhi court.

  • October 5: Three alleged LeT terrorists, including a Pakistani national, facing trial on charges of plotting an attack to disrupt celebrations being held in 2007 to mark the 150th anniversary of the First War of Independence, were acquitted by a trial court in New Delhi.

  • FICN worth around INR 21.60 million seized from across India in 2012, FICN worth INR 15.60 million was seized from New Delhi alone. Recent statistics reveal that in Delhi alone, there are 10 cases on an average which are registered every day pertaining to counterfeiting.

  • October 4: Following an application for custody by the NIA, Abu Jundal was produced before the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Delhi, and sent in judicial custody till October 12, 2012.

  • October 1: Feroz, an IM terrorist, which carried out the serial blasts in Pune on August 1, 2012 and had planned to attack Delhi and Bodh Gaya (Bihar) during the coming festival season, was arrested by Delhi Police from Nizamuddin railway station in Delhi.

  • September 26: Delhi Police had filed two charge sheets against IM members and the alleged handler in 26/11) attacks case, Syed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal.

  • Asad and Imran, IM terrorists, which carried out the serial blasts in Pune on August 1, 2012 and had planned to attack Delhi and Bodh Gaya (Bihar) during the coming festival season, were arrested by Delhi Police from their Pul Prahladpur, New Delhi accommodation.

  • September 24: The special cell arrested a 29-year-old Nigerian, identified as Theophilus, along with his local aide, Gurpreet, possessing 8kg of heroin worth INR 200 million from Pankha Road in Delhi. It is also reported that the drug syndicate has connection with a LeT group processing heroin, and then smuggling it into India from Pakistan through the Attari border, Amritsar District of Punjab. The accused is part of a network of Nigerians settled in Pakistan and Afghanistan with its headquarters in Karachi (Sindh).

  • September 15: After detecting FICN, with a face value of around INR 130 million from all the branches of ICICI Bank, the bank has registered a complaint with Delhi Police.

  • September 12: With the fourth anniversary of September 13, 2008 Delhi serial blast, Delhi Police has started tracking the members of IM especially Yasin Bhatkal alias Shahrukh, as they fear an IM strike.

  • A man, identified as Kulwant Rai, has been arrested at IGI airport in New Delhi for allegedly smuggling FICNs with face value of INR 600,000 from Bangkok (Thailand).

  • September 10: The Delhi Police has charge sheeted four persons, including a suspected LeT operative for allegedly planning to execute blasts at major shopping centres in Delhi at the behest of their Pakistani handlers.

  • September 9: The IM is out to resurrect the outfit by dumping former cadres of the Students Islamic Movement of India and starting recruitments afresh, the Delhi Police have warned.

  • September 8: Six persons, hailing from Bihar have been arrested for possessing and circulating FICN in New Delhi. Counterfeit notes of INR 192,500 (in the denomination of INR 1,000 and INR 500) face value have been seized from them.

  • A highly-specialised cyber division of Pakistan's the ISI has been assigned the task of training operatives of militant outfits in the use of cyber technology. These details form part of a classified note which was discussed during the high level security review meeting of DGPs/IGPs that concluded in New Delhi.

  • September 7: The Delhi Police, in a conference presentation said the IM was targeting disenchanted youth comprising 'petty criminals' and 'highly-paid software professionals' for assembling bombs, Internet hacking and is extensively using social networking sites to avoid detection.

  • The Delhi Police, which was the first to bust the module of the home-grown terror outfit IM in 2008, also asked the states to be on alert owing the pan-India presence of IM.

  • September 6: In the annual DGPs' conference being held in New Delhi, for the first time it was officially declared that IM 'has ISI patronage.

  • B Chief Nehchal Sandhu has said, citing the attack on an Israeli diplomat's vehicle on February 13, 2012 at New Delhi, India is vulnerable to the global nature of terrorist strikes.

  • September 5: Delhi Police claimed to have smashed a FICN racket with the arrest of three youths and recovery of fake notes having a face value of INR 627,000.

  • August 30: A Delhi Court convicted five persons for their involvement in the May 22, 2005, twin blasts at Satyam and Liberty cinema halls in New Delhi. BKI terrorist Jagtar Singh Hawara and four others were sentenced to seven years of imprisonment adjusted against an equal length of period spent in jail during the trial.

  • August 28: The Special Cell of Delhi Police has busted FICN racket with the arrest of two persons and recovery FICN of more than INR 600,000 in New Delhi.

  • August 27: A trial court has reserved the pronouncement of its judgment in the 2005 twin blasts at Satyam and Liberty cinema halls in New Delhi for August 30. The Special Cell of the Delhi Police had charge sheeted Jagtar Singh Hawara, the BKI chief in India, and seven others in the case.

  • August 26: Mumbai (Maharashtra) is India's capital for FICNs. Delhi comes a close second in the number of FICNs seized, but ranks number one when one puts a value to those notes. Maharashtra and Delhi have contributed to 30 per cent of all counterfeit bills detected in circulation.

  • August 23: A court in New Delhi asked Delhi Police to supply copies of remand papers to journalist Syed Mohammad Kazmi, who has been listed as an accused in the charge sheet in the Israeli diplomat car bombing case of February 13, 2012.

  • August 22: The Union Government said several frontal organisations of the CPI-Maoist and their sympathisers had been supporting the Maruti Suzuki workers' agitation and had even organised demonstrations aimed at influencing labour unions and workers in Delhi and its adjoining industrial belts.

  • August 21: The Delhi Police arrested Ayub and Vinod from Anand Vihar with FICN with a face value of INR 600,000.

  • The Delhi and Bangalore (Karnataka) Police are preparing documents in Arabic for the extradition of 28-year-old IM operative Fasih Mohammed from Saudi Arabia.

    According to RBI, Delhi has become hub for FICN. The data shows that Delhi has been emerging as the main hub of fake currency circulation, replacing earlier key areas like Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal.

  • August 10: Security at New Delhi's IGIA has been beefed up after IB alerted security agencies that militants belonging to LeT may try to hijack a plane ahead of the Independence Day on August 15.

  • August 9: In spite of no incident of violence, the UHM has admitted that this year they have assessed influence of front organisations of Maoists in six districts of Delhi.

  • August 5: Delhi High Court upheld the acquittal of seven alleged terrorists, dismissing the Police appeal against the trial court's verdict. The court, however, modified the trial court's order for registration of an FIR against four Policemen for faking the encounter and giving false evidence.

  • August 2: Four persons have been arrested for their alleged involvement in smuggling FICN. The arrested four- Abrar, Firoz Saifi, Farukh, and Bashir, brought the FICN from their Malda (West Bengal) based contact, which they identified as Ajeebul.

  • July 29: Delhi Police has alleged IRGC, a branch of Iran's military, to be behind the February 13, 2012, bomb attack on an Israeli diplomat in the capital in New Delhi.

  • July 27: Two persons who were allegedly found in possession of FICN with a face value of INR 190, 000 have been arrested at Chittaranjan Park in South-East Delhi.

  • July 26: Delhi Police could not be a set time-frame for the deportation of alleged IM operative, Fasih Mohammed, from Saudi Arabian, as it involved legal procedures.

  • July 20: The Special Cell of Delhi Police registered a fresh case against the handler of the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks and LeT operative Syed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal "for allegedly conspiring to carry out more deadly attacks on India, including Delhi".

  • A Delhi court granted Jundal's custody to the Maharashtra ATS. Jundal is facing three cases which are being probed by the ATS, including the February 13, 2010, German Bakery bomb blast and 2006 Aurangbad arms haul cases.

  • July 18: Several ATMs of a private bank in Central Delhi were stashed with FICN, a senior manager of the bank said in his complaint to Police. Following the manager's complaint an FIR was registered in Dwarka South Police Station.

  • July 17: Zubair Khan, the alleged ISI spy was arrested by Crime Branch from Jamia Nagar; Delhi on charges of gathering information about Indian defence establishments for Pakistan.

  • July 16: Three persons along with FICN worth INR 1.90 lakh have been arrested In New Delhi. One person was later arrested with FICN worth INR 8,500.

  • July 13: The questioning of IM militants- Kafeel and Kamaal Ansari by Delhi Special Cell has revealed that the IM's Indian head, Yaseen Bhatkal, had entrusted them with the job of conducting recees and arranging for arms and ammunitions to the strike force that actually carried out the attacks.

  • July 12: The arrested LeT handler Syed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal has told the Intelligence and Delhi Police officials that "10 SIM cards, used by 10 terrorists, including lone survivor Ajmal Kasab, in Mumbai were procured and sent to Pakistan by Abu Zar, Lashkar-e-Taiba's commander in Jammu and Kashmir", said a source.

  • July 10: 26/11 attack handler Abu Jundal has been in custody of the Delhi Police's Special Cell since June 21, but insiders say that his 'real' interrogation is yet to begin. According to IB and the Delhi Police are seeking to establish the exact links between LeT and the IM.

  • July 9: A Delhi court remanded to 10 days Delhi Police custody two suspected militants of IM identified as Kafil Akhtar and Kamal Hasan for their alleged involvement in reviving the banned outfit.

  • Delhi Police will be writing to Interpol asking for details of Ansari's Pakistani SIM card. A source said "we will seek SIM card of Jundal from FIA of Pakistan through Interpol.

  • June 24: A Pakistani national, identified as Mohammad Tahir (from Lahore) has been arrested by the DRI for smuggling FICN of INR 2.93 lakh face value, from Kabootar Market in Jama Masjid, New Delhi.

  • June 22: 26/11 attacks plotter Abu Hamza alias Sayeed Zabi ud Deen alias Zabi Ansari alias Riyasat Ali was arrested at the Indira Gandhi International airport. According to reports, he is an Indian national who went to Pakistan for allegedly training people for the 26/11 attacks. He was arrested after being deported from Saudi Arabia.

  • June 15: With a number of Naxalites being arrested in the national capital, Delhi Police are sensitising their rank-and-file about Left-wing extremism across the nation.

  • June 5: Investigators probing the 13/7 triple blasts have learnt that Delhi-based hawala operator Kanwalnayan Pathrija not only transferred funds for the bombings, but also used three SIM cards obtained on fake documents.

  • June 4: A Delhi court refused bail to one Khalil Ahmed, an alleged aide of terrorist Dawood Ibrahim, in a 2009 case of alleged attempt to extort money from a businessman.

  • May 23: Delhi Police neutralized a FICN racket with connections in Pakistan following the arrest of four persons, identified as Prem Chander Parsad, Iliyas, Baleshwar Ram and Ravi Kumar Sharma and seizure of FICN with a face value of INR 1.35 lakh from Nand Nagari area.

  • May 22: A 324-page chargesheet has been filed in a Delhi court, listing IM's plans in India. The chargsheet have been filed against 11 IM operatives- Mohammad Irshad Khan, Asadullah Rehman, Mohammad Adil, Bashir Hasan, Abdul Rehman, Mohammad Kafil, Mohammad Qateel Siddiqui, Gauhar Aziz Khomani, Gayur Ahmed Jamali, Mohammad Aftab Alam and Tariq Anjum Hasan.

  • The chargesheet mentions that IM leaders Riyaz Bhatkal, Iqbal Bhatkal and Amir Reza Khan (based in Karachi, Pakistan) came to Delhi after the 2008 Batla House encounter and held a meeting in Shaheen Bagh with its operatives, including the India chief of the group, Ahmad Zarar Siddi Bappa alias Yasin Bhatkal alias Shahrukh. The meeting took up the revival strategy for the organization.

    The first objective states, "the aim of their tanzeem (group/organization) is to carry out bomb blasts and shootouts in India to take revenge against the atrocities being meted out to the Muslim communities by the kafirs and spread the message of jihad". The second objective "of tanzeem is to implement the Islamic law in India" and, lastly, it wants "to weaken the Indian economy by way of circulation of fake currency and discouraging foreign investment through violence".

    Police claim the Shaheen Bagh meeting was held at Tarique's house. Following the meeting, IM operatives opened the Meer Vihar (Delhi) arms factory on the premises of Irshad Khan on the direction of absconding Yasin Bhatkal, the IM chief in India.

  • May 21: Having failed to apprehend the absconding accused in the September 7, 2011 Delhi High Court blast, the NIA is now preparing to attach their properties in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • May 9: A special anti-money laundering court in Delhi framed charges against Tarique Ahmed Dar, who is alleged to have masterminded and funded the October 29, 2005, blasts at prime Delhi markets like Sarojini Nagar and Paharganj.

  • May 8: NIA moved a trial court in Delhi seeking to interrogate six of the eight alleged IM suspects, arrested recently by Delhi Police in connection with the May 25, 2011, Delhi High Court blast.

  • April 23: Khalil Ahmed, an aide of Dawood Ibrahim, was acquitted by the Delhi High Court in a case of alleged attempt to extort money from a businessman in Delhi.

  • The investigators feel that the attack on an Israeli diplomat, Tal Yehoshua Koren, on February 13, 2012, in New Delhi was carried out by Tevhid-Selam-Quds, an organization that is being handled out of Iran. The Central Forensic Science Laboratory has identified TNT as the explosive material used in the attack.

  • April 21: A Delhi court acquitted a suspected LeT militant, identified as Mukhtar Ahmed Khan, arrested for allegedly planning to execute bomb blasts.

  • April 20: A charge sheet filed by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police states that FICN worth INR 22.4 million, which were recovered from Dabri area of Southwest Delhi on January 12, 2012, had reached the city through the trade route on the Line of LoC in the Poonch sector of J&K.

  • April 18: One more person, identified as Vinod alias Amit (33), was arrested at the instance of his woman accomplice, Alka Grover (42), who was arrested on April 13, in connection with the unearthing of a unit printing FICN in Vijay Vihar Phase-II on the outskirts of New Delhi.

  • The key accused (Amir Abbas Dev) in the September 7, 2011, Delhi High Court blast is willing to turn approver and has sought the trial court's permission for it.

  • April 15: The Delhi Police told a court in New Delhi that a consignment of over INR 11.8 million FICN, seized by it in the month of January, had been sent from Pakistan at the behest of its intelligence agency and banned terror outfit LeT to destabilise the Indian economy.

  • April 13: Police unearthed a FICN manufacturing unit in Vijay Vihar Phase-II on the outskirts of New Delhi and arrested one 42-year-old woman, identified as Alka Grover. During the raid Police claimed to have recovered FICNs of more than INR 25,000 in various denominations. A desktop, a keyboard and a printer allegedly used to print the FICN were also recovered during the raid.

  • April 7: The judicial custody of journalist Syed Mohammed Ahmed Kazmi, suspected of involvement in the terror attack targeting an Israeli diplomat in New Delhi, has been extended up to April 21.

  • April 4: NIA raided an apartment at the Janakpuri area of New Delhi on the suspicion that Anti-Talks faction of ULFA-ATF 'publicity secretary' Arunoday Asom was in that apartment.

  • A trial court in Delhi extended the interim bail of a man who was arrested by Police on suspicion of being an ISI agent who had come to India with the motive to kill Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

  • April 3: Arrested Journalist Syed Mohammed Ahmed Kazmi's bail plea was rejected by a court in Delhi which noted that the case material submitted by the Delhi Police Special Cell showed prima facie that Kazmi "had a role to play" in the terror strike that left an Israeli diplomat seriously injured when a blast ripped through the car she was travelling in on February 13, 2012.

  • April 1: India has agreed to a Paris-based FATF revised recommendation on combating money laundering and financing of terrorism that could have a bearing on its relations with Iran.

  • March 30: Charges against one of the accused of Red Fort attack (December 22, 2000), LeT militant Athruddin alias Athar Ali, were dropped due to lack of evidence.

  • Two days after CPI-Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy was absolved of the terror charges under the UAPA for want of proper sanction, the special cell of Delhi Police have made a fresh plea to a Delhi court with a renewed sanction of his prosecution under the anti-terror law.

  • March 28: A Delhi court put on trial CPI-Maoist politburo member Kobad Ghandy for alleged cheating, forgery and impersonation while discharging him on charges under stringent anti-terror law. The court, however, discharged Ghandy of the charges under the UAPA due to improper sanction from the authorities.March 27: An IM operative from the Bihar module, Assadullah Rehman alias Dilkash was arrested from his Karawal Nagar hideout.

  • Police will send letter rogatories to three countries - Iran, Thailand and Malaysia in the ongoing investigation of the February 13, 2012, attack on an Israeli embassy car in Delhi. Sources said that Intelligence officials will ask Iran for more details on bombers like their address, occupation and family details.

  • March 26: Police is on the lookout of two suspected LeT militants who, they fear, could be planning a terror strike in Delhi. Tahir Zameel and Abrar-ul-Haq, reportedly sneaked into Delhi in June 2011 and are allegedly part of a LeT sleeper module.

  • March 24: Amidst allegations of custodial harassment, journalist Syed Mohammed Ahmad Kazmi, arrested for his alleged role in the February 13, 2012 bombing of an Israeli diplomat car in New Delhi, was remanded in judicial custody by a court after the Delhi Police said he was not needed for further interrogation.

  • March 23: Narender Singh, the BKI militant who was arrested from IGI airport at New Delhi on March 19, wanted to target religious figures like Baba Ram Rahim and Baba Ashutosh. The Delhi police officials also said that the said militant had got the training in Pakistan.

  • Interpol has issued Red Corner notices against four Iranians wanted in connection with the bomb attack on an Israeli diplomat on February 13 in Delhi. The Interpol issued the look-out notices against four Iranians - Houshang Afshar Irani, Syed Ali Mahdiansadr, Mohammadreza Abolghasemi and Masoud Sedaghatzadeh - on the request of the CBI.

  • March 22: Police officials are suspecting that diplomatic channels may have been used to smuggle explosives into India for the 13/2 attack.

  • March 21: A Delhi Police team is to soon fly to Bangkok (Thailand) to interrogate Sedaghatzadeh Masoud, arrested in connection with the February 14 Bangkok blast case and who has links with the Iranian national who stuck a bomb on an Israeli embassy car in Delhi on February 13.

  • March 20: A city court in Delhi further extended the remand of the three LeT militants - Ehtesham Malik, Shafqat Ali Tugu and Tauseef Ahmed Peer - accused of planning a terror strike on Delhi till March 28. The Delhi Police further claimed to have traced the source of explosives that were recovered from the possession of two militants arrested in Delhi.

  • March 19: A BKI militant was arrested from the Indira Gandhi International airport in Delhi. Sources said that the arrested militant, Narender Singh alias Raju, was on his way to Germany to meet BKI 'chief' Harvinder Singh to organise terror activities in India.

  • March 17: Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav issued an open warrant against Iranian national Masoud Sedaghatzadeh after Special Cell of Delhi Police said he was also involved in the conspiracy of the 13/2 Israeli Embassy car bombing. Investigators have initiated the process of getting Sedaghatzadeh extradited from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) where he was arrested on February 15.

  • March 13: NIA filed its first charge sheet in the September 7, 2011 Delhi High Court blast case, indicting six persons. The blast, which killed 17, was a HM plot to threaten the India's Judiciary. Among the six charge sheeted, three have been arrested- Wasim Akram Malik, Amir Abbas Dev, and Abid Hussain Bhawani, while three others who are allegedly members of the HM Amir Kamal, Junaid Akram Malik, and Shakir Hussain Seikh alias Chota Hafiz are absconding.

  • A special NIA court directed the agency to produce before it on May 31, 2012 Pakistani-American LeT operative terrorist David Coleman Headley, his accomplice Tahawwur Rana, LeT founder Hafiz Saeed and 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi for allegedly carrying out several terror strikes in India.

  • March 12: Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav issued open warrants against three Iranian nationals who Delhi Police allege were involved in the 13/2 bombing of an Israeli diplomat's car.

  • March 8: Investigators of 13/2 attack case quoted that Iran's secretive Quds Force or Hezbollah may have been behind the 13/2 bombing on an Israeli embassy car.

  • March 6: Delhi Police arrested a 50-year-old man, claiming to be a journalist, for allegedly being part of the Israeli car bombing case. The accused, Syed Mohammed Kazmi was picked up after a probe showed that he had been in touch with the suspect who is believed to have stuck the magnetic bomb on Israeli diplomat Tal Yehoshua's car on February 13.

  • Delhi Police revealed it has identified four more militants of Indian Mujahideen (IM) who are currently hiding in Bihar.

  • March 3: A Delhi court framed charges against Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, suspected aide of APHC-G Syed Ali Shah Geelani, and three others for alleged involvement in money laundering to fund terror.

  • March 1: Delhi Police will question APHC-G Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani over alleged links with LeT. Geelani had given a reference letter to the LeT militant, Ethesham Malik to obtain a Pakistani visa.

  • February 29: Delhi Police have identified some suspects involved in the attempted assassination of an Israeli diplomat in the high-security area in Delhi on February 13.

  • February 28: Delhi Police arrested two LeT militants, both Indian residents, from Tughlaqabad Extension in south Delhi and seized huge quantities of explosives from them.

  • A suspected ISI spy was arrested in a joint operation by the Kolkata and Delhi Police in Delhi. The arrest comes after another spy- Kamran Akbar- was arrested on February 13 near New Delhi Railway Station hours before he was to board a Kolkata-bound train.

  • February 26: NIA claimed to have got some leads to suggest that the low intensity blast outside Delhi High Court on May 25, 2011 was a handiwork of the banned terror outfit IM.

  • February 23: Four militants of Sikh separatist group BKI, arrested for planning to target religious figures, were sentenced to imprisonment already undergone by a sessions' court in Delhi after they pleaded guilty for being member of the banned outfit.

  • Interrogation of IM militant Mohammed Kafeel Ahmed by Delhi Police has confirmed that the vast network of banned outfit SIMI is now being used by IM.

  • February 22: Arrested IM man Mohd. Kafeel Ahmed was brought to Delhi from Bihar and produced in the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at Tees Hazari court. Kafeel was a close aide of Yasin Bhatkal alias Shahrukh and a chief recruiter for IM.

  • A Delhi court, remanded four of the nine IM members, arrested for their suspected roles in various terror cases across the country, to the Karnataka Police custody to ascertain their roles in the April 2010 Chinnaswami Stadium blast case.

  • February 18: A special court in Delhi asked NIA to initiate the process to produce Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley, his Canadian accomplice Tahawwur Hussain Rana, LeT founder Hafiz Muhammed Saeed and LeT head of operations Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi before it on March 13.

  • February 15: Delhi Police have arrested five suspects in connection with February 13 terror attack in which the wife of an Israeli envoy was injured. Investigators have also recovered an abandoned red motorcycle in Lado Sarai area of south Delhi which is similar to the one used by the person who attached the magnet bomb.

  • February 13: An Israeli embassy official Tal Yehoshua Koren, who is also the wife of Israel's defence attaché, sustained serious injuries when a bomb fixed to her car went off at 3.15 p.m. at Aurangzed Road, Delhi. 3 others were also injured.

  • Delhi Police arrested a 39-year-old man believed to be an ISI agent in Delhi for spying and collecting 'incriminating defence documents'. Kamran Akbar alias Attar alias Asif Hossain who hails from Karachi in Pakistan was arrested for procuring sensitive documents relating to defence.

  • February 9: More than 400 fake currency notes in different denominations and amounting to more than INR 170900 were recovered at a single bank branch located in Fatehpuri near Chandni Chowk in Delhi. Suspected to have been printed at a Government printing press in Karachi and smuggled into the country through train at the behest of wanted counterfeiter Iqbal Kana, the IB had asked the police to keep an eye on his smuggling network that spans from Karachi to Chandni Chowk.

  • February 6: 40 live cartridges were recovered in a dustbin only a mile away from the Rashtrapati Bhavan near Rafi Marg. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) recovered the cartridges during a routine check and has given them to the Delhi Police which has started investigating the matter.

  • February 5: Delhi Police's special team investigating the IM terror cell arrested a key ideologue and founding member of the group, identified as Talha Abdali alias Israr, from Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh on February 5.

  • February 3: An alleged founding member of IM, Mohammad Tariq Anjuman Ehsan, was arrested by the Delhi Police at Nalanda in Bihar.

  • January 31: Maharashtra ATS and Delhi Police's Special Cell have arrested a Delhi-based hawala operator, Kanwar Nain Pathrija, in Delhi for arranging funds for the 13/7 Mumbai blasts.

  • January 26: New Delhi airport immigration officials have arrested a terror suspect linked to the July 25, 2008 Bangalore (Karnataka) blasts as he was trying to fly out of the country.

  • January 24: The Delhi Police has been advised to keep an eye on the wholesale markets to break an international counterfeiter's network that spans "from Karachi to Chandni Chowk".

  • Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh said that Bihar man held by the Maharashtra Police on the charge of playing a key role in organising the 13/7 attack was a Delhi Police and Intelligence Bureau informant.

  • January 23: The life sentences awarded to six HuJI cadres, including three Pakistani, by a trial court for plotting to abduct cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Saurav Ganguly in 2002, were reduced to eight years each by the Delhi High Court.

  • January 21: A Delhi court will hear arguments taking cognizance of the charge sheet filed by NIA against Pakistani-American LeT operative David Coleman Headley and eight others including JuD chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed and LeT militant Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi. Headley and others are charged with planning and executing terror strikes in India, including the 26/11 Mumbai attack.

  • January 19: Investigators probing the IM Bihar module, part of which was busted by the special team of Delhi Police in 2011, has found that the chief of IM operations in India, Yasin, had been making frequent trips to several areas of Bihar towards the beginning of this decade for recruitment to the terror cause.

  • Sources have also confirmed that at least two members of the present module were present near L-11, Batla House, the encounter site on September 13, 2008, though till then they had no knowledge of the exact role played by the Azamgarh module.

    Investigators had believed that the Bihar module had only become active after the Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh) module, operating under Atif Ameen, was busted in the Batla House encounter in September 2008.

    Counter-terrorism agencies have narrowed down on the terror-financing module that is operating out of New Delhi, and is believed to have aided IM operatives in executing the July 13 triple blasts in Mumbai and the Delhi blast. Sources in counter-terrorism agencies said that they had identified the recipient of the money illegally channeled from Dubai to a hawala operator in Delhi.

  • January 18: Police have arrested a Darbhanga-based leather-business owner, Naquee Ahmad in connection with the 13/7 Mumbai terror case.

  • Security agencies have been put on a high alert after IB warned the Delhi Police last week that a LeT operative, identified as one Rehman, may have gained entry into the city to carry out a terror strike during the upcoming Republic Day (January 26) celebrations.

    The Police are also monitoring the activities of suspicious "Naxal [Left Wing Extremist] sympathisers" and many NGOs are being watched closely.

  • January 15: alleged IM militants Salman alias Chotu and Shahzad Ahmed alias Pappu have allegedly confessed to the Bangalore Police that they had got explosives for the 2008 Delhi serial blasts from Udupi, a coastal town in Karnataka.

  • January 14: The MBMC asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to institute a CBI probe into the September 19, 2008 Batla House encounter in New Delhi that killed two IM militants and a Delhi Police Inspector Mohan Chandra Sharma.

  • Samajwadi Party's Akhilesh Yadav during his Kranti Rath through Azamgarh raked up the Batla House encounter and said that the Congress must tell the truth to the people.
  • January 13: The Law Ministry is learnt to have cleared a proposal of the Home Ministry seeking an extension of the ban on SIMI for another two years.

  • A Delhiite had allegedly travelled to Pakistan to meet a 'notorious counterfeiter' Iqbal Kana and procure FICNs, Delhi Police claimed after seizing FICNs with a face value of INR 22.4 million and arresting two persons from two separate places in the city.

  • January 12: The Delhi Police seized FICN worth INR 60 million from Dabri area in south-west Delhi. A team managed to get hold of a tempo near Dabri carrying several gunny bags with cloth packets.

  • January 10: The NIA has claimed to have busted a major FICNs racket and arrested 14 persons - including leaders of the gang operating out of Malda in West Bengal - during a nationwide swoop. The accused were found to have direct links with their coordinators in Pakistan where these notes were printed.

  • January 9: In a joint operation, a special team comprising personnel of the NIA, the Border Security Force and the West Bengal Police arrested one Morgen Hossain (23) of Malda in West Bengal. Investigators seized FICN worth INR 27,000 from Hossain, suspected to be the kingpin of FICN operations in India. Based on his information and specific intelligence inputs, the agency conducted raids in New Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal and arrested 10 suspects.

  • January 7: As opposed to 18 people, a majority of whom belonged to banned outfits were arrested in 2010, 25 full-blown terrorists were arrested in 2011. A special team of Delhi Police scanned the length and breadth of the country to bring the IM to its knees in a blitzkrieg operation.

  • January 2: four IM operatives recently arrested by Delhi Police have reportedly confessed that three of them were involved in planting bombs at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore during an IPL match in 2010.

  • As reported earlier, in a nationwide investigation, Police Forces, supported by intelligence agencies, had arrested seven IM members. Yasin managed to escape.

    The arrest of two operatives of the BKI on December 22 has confirmed what Delhi Police have been suspecting for a while now -- that the Punjab-based terror outfit is on the lookout for a major strike to announce its revival.


  • December 26: The security of VVIPs in Punjab is being reviewed in the wake of the revelations made by Sarabpreet Singh alias Prince (30) and his childhood friend Jaswinder Singh (30), BKI militants arrested by Delhi Police on December 22. According to the Police, the BKI is on an overdrive to recruit cadre.

  • December 25: The 60-page NIA charge sheet (filed on December 24), highlighted roles of LeT founder Hafiz Saeed, LeT commander Zakir-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, al-Qaeda operative Ilyas Kashmiri and two serving Pakistani ISI officers - Major Iqbal and Major Sameer Ali in "larger conspiracy to organize spectacular terrorist attacks on places of iconic importance in India".

  • India will share NIA's charge sheet, filed against American terrorist David Coleman Headley and eight others, including Hafiz Saeed and two serving Pakistani ISI officials, with Pakistan during home secretary-level talks between the two countries in Islamabad in January, 2012.

  • December 23: Two suspected BKI militants were sent to 10 days in Police custody. They were arrested by the Delhi police based on leads that they planned to assassinate some religious and political leaders.

  • December 21: NIA has prepared a 'Terror Funding Template' (TFT), which will help its officials and investigators of states' anti-terror agencies to extract information on terror funding. The Template has been circulated to all states and Union Territories for getting relevant information from terrorists and terror suspects during their interrogation and probe.

  • December 20: the Centre said a terror module busted in Delhi recently had links with Pakistan-based terrorist group LeT.

  • December 18: Pakistani woman spy Soofia Kanwal, who was arrested at New Delhi along with her companion Imran on December 5, is suspected to be a suicide bomber or fidayeen. Preliminary inputs from IB and R&AW suggest that a woman fidayeen trained in Pakistani jihad launch pads had infiltrated into India on a terror mission.

  • During interrogation, Police have found out that senior BJP leader and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was on her radar and she was giving finishing touches to her terror plan on directions from her Pakistan. Soofia also had Gujarat's Akshardham temple on her radar.

  • December 15: A Delhi Court extended the Police custody of seven suspected IM militants who have been arrested for their alleged role in blasts across the country by six days.

  • The Southeast District Police of Delhi arrested two persons, including one Nepalese, from Okhla and recovered FICN of 350,000. The arrested persons were identified as Sunny Singh Kunwar (30) from Nepal and Madan Tomar (27).

    A report submitted by the Government prior to the APG annual meeting on money laundering in July had wanted a tab on Pakistan's strategy to route the FICN into India through Nepal, Bangladesh, UAE, Sri Lanka and South-East Asian countries like Thailand and Malaysia. It said roughly four out of every 1,000 currency notes in the country was fake. Besides FICN enter India through migrant labourers who are agents, from UAE, especially to areas like Malappuram and Chavakkad where the centres work under the façade of clinics or treatment centres.

  • December 14: The Delhi Government informed the Delhi Court which is trying the 2008 Delhi serial bomb blasts allegedly by IM militants that it had given sanction to prosecute all 13 accused on the basis of ample evidence to establish their links with the terror outfit.

  • December 12: Delhi Police revealed that they had arrested two Pakistani spies, identified as Soofia Kanwal and Imran, trained in Nepal, on December 5, from New Delhi Railway Station.

  • Security Forces traced the antecedents of two suspects from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), Rafiq Dar (27) and Irfan Malik (32), who were arrested on December 10, from Sarita Vihar in New Delhi for stealing from hospitals in the city to Pakistan.

  • December 8: NIA has unearthed a hawala operation of front organisations of Pakistan-based terror outfits LeT and HM for providing money to families of terror operatives killed all over India. The NIA has detected in the last few years a well-oiled hawala operation to tune of around INR one Billion.

  • December 5: Delhi Police sources are saying that there are at least four more modules each armed with a plan to wreak havoc in an Indian metro. According to Police, interrogation of the six IM operatives arrested from various locations across the country has revealed that the IM has sleeper cells in Chennai, Bangalore, Pune apart from New Delhi.

  • Delhi Police produced all six suspected IM cadres - Mohammed Qateel Siddiqui, Gauhar Aziz Khomani, Gayur Ahmed Jamali, Mohammed Adil alias Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, and Mohammed Irshad Khan - in court, from where they were remanded to 10 more days' Police custody.

  • November 30: Delhi Police investigators announced the neutralization of a terrorist cell that they claimed was responsible for a string of nationwide attacks in the year 2010.

  • Fugitive IM 'commander' Muhammad Zarar Siddibapa - a Karnataka resident also known by the alias Yasin Bhatkal and the commander of the cell, who is wanted for his alleged role in a string of urban bombings that began in 2005 - escaped arrest, the Police said.

    In a major arms haul, two half-assembled grenade launchers, pistol parts and four kilograms of white and brown powder were seized from a 'factory' at Mir Vihar near Rani Khera in southwest Delhi.

  • November 23: An IM militant, identified as Mohammad Qateel Siddiqi (alias Sajjan alias Sajan alias Javed alias Shahjada Salim) was arrested from Anand Vihar bus terminal with a loaded 9 mm pistol, 14 cartridges, and the Fake Indian Currency Notes by a Delhi Police team. Two fake passports, a forged identity card of the National Cadet Corps, and a fake driver's licence issued in the fictitious name Vivek Mishra, were also recovered from his possessions.

  • November 22: An IM militant, identified as Gauhar Aziz Khomani was arrested by a Delhi Police team.

  • October 22: Wasim Akram Malik, who masterminded the Delhi High Court blast of September 7, 2011 has revealed that the attack was carried out by two Pakistanis from Lahore District of Punjab province.

  • October 21: Stepping up its hunt for key conspirators of the Delhi High Court blast (September 7, 2011) case, the NIA disclosed for the first time terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen's role in the incident and issued a 'wanted' notice for three of its cadres.

  • October 19: While probing the Delhi High Court blast case (September 7, 2011),the NIA seized three mobile phones and some documents, including papers relating to money transaction, from residence of one of the accused Wasim Ahmed Malik in Jammu and Kishtwar District in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Security at the Karkardooma court complex in New Delhi was strengthened following Intelligence inputs that senior Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, who was to appear in court in connection with the anti-Sikh riots case, was the target of Khalistani militants.

  • October 7: In third major arrest in Delhi High Court blast case (September 7, 2011), the NIA arrested a Kashmiri youth identified as Wasim Akram Malik, who was pursuing studies at Dhaka, Bangladesh from New Delhi soon after he alighted from a flight at IGI airport in the capital.

  • May 28: The Union Government said that Forensic tests indicated use of the deadly explosive RDX in the September 7 Delhi High Court blast.

  • September 7: At least 11 people were killed and about 91 others injured in a powerful blast outside Delhi High Court at around 10.15am.

  • May 25: A low intensity explosion was reported outside the Delhi High Court.

  • July 28: The Security of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) headquarters in New Delhi as well the residence of its Chief K. Vijay Kumar was beefed up after an anonymous letter claimed about 100 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist will attack these two locations.

  • July 7: A 52-Year old person was arrested along with Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) worth INR .575 million in Delhi.

  • May 26: One person from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh was arrested by the Delhi Police in connection with the low-intensity explosion outside the Delhi High Court.

  • May 25: A low intensity explosion was reported outside the Delhi High Court.

  • May 10: 'Commander-In-Chief' of Kangleipak Communist Party-Military Council (KCP-MC), identified as Nongthombam Anand alias Malemnganba (36), was arrested from Bangalore.

  • May 6: A District Court in Delhi framed charges against 13 suspected IM militants for their alleged role in the September 2008 Delhi serial blasts (September 13, 2008), which killed 26 people and injured 135.

  • February 21: The special cell of Delhi Police has confirmed that it has asked APHC-G Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani not to leave the city after one of his close associates was found involved in a hawala(illegal money transfer) racket.

  • January 15: A Delhi court awarded rigorous life imprisonment to six HuJI militants, including three Pakistani nationals, for plotting to abduct cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Saurav Ganguly in 2002.

  • January 6: Five JeM militants were sentenced to life imprisonment by a trial court in New Delhi connection with Millenium Park encounter case (August 30, 2003).

  • January 2: A Delhi court convicted five JeM militants, for waging war against the country and being involved in spreading terror.


  • December 24: Six militants of the HuJI outfit, including three Pakistani nationals, were found guilty by a Delhi court, of conspiring to kidnap cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly in 2002.

  • December 7: Two cadres of the Manipur-based KCP, who abducted five Government officials for ransom, were arrested in Delhi. The arrested militants were identified as Huidrom Nanao Singh alias Dinesh Singh and Mayengbam Santon Luwang. Both of them belonged to the Military Council faction of the KCP.

  • November 22: A terror alert has been issued in Delhi as three suspected militants have reportedly sneaked into the city. The Special Cell of the Delhi Police is looking for three suspected terrorists, identified as Bilal Ahmed Bagh, Ibrahim Sheikh and Shahjahan who are believed to be planning a major terror attack on the city. The Police were informed about the presence of these militants in the capital by the Intelligence Bureau four days ago.

  • November 15: The suspected HM militant, arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police on November 14 was wanted in nearly 10 cases involving several killings in the past decade. The arrestee, identified as Mohammed Abdullah alias Abdullah Inquilabi, a resident of Shahdara at Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir was wanted in several cases in Jammu and Kashmir. He was allegedly involved in the killing of the members of a community at Budhal in 2005. Also, he and his accomplices allegedly killed three Police personnel in another case. The Police suspect his involvement in nearly two dozen killings and abductions.

    A Delhi Court has acquitted an alleged Jammu and Kashmir-based militant of the LeT of the charge of waging war against the country, saying recoveries of huge cache of arms and hawala money from him were not proved.

  • November 22: A terror alert has been issued in Delhi as three suspected militants have reportedly sneaked into the city. The Special Cell of the Delhi Police is looking for three suspected terrorists, identified as Bilal Ahmed Bagh, Ibrahim Sheikh and Shahjahan who are believed to be planning a major terror attack on the city. The Police were informed about the presence of these militants in the capital by the Intelligence Bureau four days ago.

  • November 15: The suspected HM militant, arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police on November 14 was wanted in nearly 10 cases involving several killings in the past decade. The arrestee, identified as Mohammed Abdullah alias Abdullah Inquilabi, a resident of Shahdara at Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir was wanted in several cases in Jammu and Kashmir. He was allegedly involved in the killing of the members of a community at Budhal in 2005. Also, he and his accomplices allegedly killed three Police personnel in another case. The Police suspect his involvement in nearly two dozen killings and abductions.

    A Delhi Court has acquitted an alleged Jammu and Kashmir-based militant of the LeT of the charge of waging war against the country, saying recoveries of huge cache of arms and hawala money from him were not proved.

  • November 14: A suspected HM militant hailing from Pakistan, wanted in many cases in Jammu and Kashmir, was arrested near Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campus in South Delhi after a shoot out. Abdullah Inquilabi, a 'divisional commander' of the outfit in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri District, was arrested by Delhi Police's Special Cell, the elite anti-terror wing from Deer Park near IIT soon after he alighted from a bus.

  • October 28: A Delhi court sentenced a Pakistani national to five years and six months in jail for spying as he was found supplying classified and secret details about the deployment and movement of Army through courier to his handlers in Pakistan, in 2005. Additional Sessions Judge Dharmesh Sharma also imposed a fine of INR 7,000 on the convict, identified as Asim Waseem alias Sumaar Ali after holding him guilty under the Official Secrets Act, the Indian Penal Code and the Foreigners Act. The Police found that the accused was passing classified and secret details about the deployment and movement of army through courier. They also recovered two driving licenses from Ali issued in Agra (Uttar Pradesh) and Hissar (Haryana).Ali was arrested by Delhi Police's Special Cell sleuths on September 15, 2005, following a tip off that a man from Pakistan's Rahimyar Khan District had entered the country and was spying on the directions of the Pakistan’s External Intelligence agency Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI).

  • October 19: Delhi could escape a major terror attack in 2009 when one of the LeT terrorists from Rawalpindi in Pakistan, who tried to come in through the legal channel, was denied an Indian visa. The terrorist was supposed to be in Delhi to carry out an attack on the National Defence College (NDC) at Tees January Marg a target recommended by Pakistani-American LeT operative David Coleman Headley to his bosses on the basis that a strike on the institution would have killed more Indian Army officers than those who died in all Indo-Pak wars put together. The NIA interrogation report quoted Headley as saying about the LeT's Delhi mission, "Abdur Rehman (Lashkar operative) told me that a man from Rawalpindi was ready to carry out the attack (in Delhi) but he had trouble to get visa for India." Referring to Rehman, Headley explained that the Rawalpindi man's visa application was turned down because "he had a long beard". "Abdur Rehman told him to shave his beard and he had reapplied for visa," the report said quoting Headley. During his interrogation, Headley, also disclosed Rehman's network in Nepal, which was activated to help the Rawalpindi man once he would reach Delhi for his mission. It appears from the interrogation report that the LeT operatives were more interested in attacking the NDC than other targets in Delhi. "I gave him (Abdur Rehman) the reconnaissance videos and we discussed each and every target in detail. I told Rehman that we could kill more Indian military officers in an attack on NDC than had been killed in all the wars between India and Pakistan," Headley told his interrogators, adding Rehman seemed to be more interested in attacking NDC. That Delhi was perilously close to being attacked by the LeT, figures in the disclosures Headley made to the National Investigation Agency's (NIA) interrogators, who questioned him in Chicago in June 2010. In his statement to the NIA, Headley essentially repeated what he had earlier told the US's Federal Bureau of Investigation. As reported earlier, Headley had recceed several targets in Delhi the Sena Bhawan, Raksha Bhawan, Vice-President's residence, Israeli embassy and Chabad House in Paharganj area.

  • September 26: Security sources in Britain warned that a plot is hatched by an unnamed al Qaeda linked militant outfit to target or abduct British athletes and fans coming to India for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in retaliation to Britain’s support to the war in Afghanistan. According to the report, citizens of Australia, Canada and New Zealand could be targeted for the same reason.

  • September 23: Investigations into the email sent by the Indian Mujahideen (IM) hours after the Jama Masjid firing incident in Delhi on September 18 have revealed that a second-hand Nokia mobile handset purchased from a shop in Dongri in south Mumbai was used to send the threat mail. However, the shopkeeper has no records of the person who bought the handset. Investigators believe that the terrorist bought a second-hand mobile to reduce the chances of getting traced.

  • September 21: A suspected Pakistani spy, identified as Shujat Haider, was arrested by the Police from Samalkha village in East Delhi. Police claimed of seizing confidential documents related to the Indian Army from the accused's possession and said that he had stayed in Delhi for the past one year to conduct reconnaissance of the Army installations.

    Mumbai Police detained two persons in connection with the bomb blast outside the Jama Masjid (Mosque) in Delhi. Also, the e-mail purportedly sent by the Indian Mujahideen outfit was traced to Borivali in Mumbai.

  • September 20: Two persons have been detained by the Delhi Police Special Cell for questioning in connection with the attack on foreign nationals in the Walled City of Delhi. According to sources, the suspects were picked up from Northeast Delhi after their antecedents raised suspicion. Preliminary investigations into the attack on the Taiwanese nationals and the fire in a car parked near the area Police station indicated to the involvement of local elements. Delhi Police Commissioner Y.S. Dadwal said that the attack on foreign nationals and the subsequent low-intensity explosion in the car are being investigated from all possible angles. He also said that while separate cases have been registered in connection with the two incidents, circumstantial evidence has indicated that they are linked. The Police also plan to send teams to various parts of western Uttar Pradesh in the lookout for leads.

    Police have reportedly found that the e-mail, purportedly sent by the Indian Mujahideen outfit to an international news broadcaster a few hours after the attack, was sent from Mumbai. The authenticity of the e-mail's contents and its source is being verified.

    Australia and New Zealand issued travel alerts for their citizens travelling to India during the Commonwealth Games. Australia issued a terror alert asking its citizens to exercise "high degree of caution" because of the high risk of terrorist activity by militant groups. In its alert, New Zealand said there was "significant threat from terrorism" in India advising New Zealanders to take into account potential for attacks by militant groups. The alert dissuaded citizens from travelling alone, pointing out those further attacks could not be ruled out. in large cities and popular tourist destinations.

  • September 19: Two Taiwanese nationals were injured when two armed assailants on a motorcycle opened indiscriminate fire outside Gate No. 3 of the Jama Masjid (Mosque) in the Walled City of Delhi. Subsequently, an e-mail, purportedly sent by the Indian Mujahideen outfit to a radio station, claimed responsibility for the incident and warned the Government against hosting of the Commonwealth Games. "We know that preparations for the Games are at their peak. Beware! We too are preparing in full swing for a great surprise! The participants will be solely responsible for the outcome as our bands of Mujahideen love death more than you love life," said the e-mail. The Police, however, ruled out the involvement of any organised terrorist group. "Investigation so far does not indicate any specific target or the involvement of any specific terror group. It appears to be the work of some local criminals or disgruntled people", said the Delhi Police Spokesperson Rajan Bhagat. The Police recovered seven empty 9-mm cartridges from the attack site.

    Separately, a vehicle parked near the site of the suspected terrorist attack in the Jama Masjid area caught fire after a suspected pressure cooker blast, reports Asian Age. The explosion in the vehicle triggered merely three hours after the gun attack. "The car went up in flames due to a suspected crudely-circuited pressure cooker bomb," said Rajan Bhagat.

    Australia said there was a "high risk" of an extremist attack during the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, in a travel warning that follows a gun attack on tourists in the Indian capital. "There is a high risk of terrorist attack in New Delhi," said the d travel bulletin from Australia's foreign department." Australians in New Delhi should be aware that the Commonwealth Games will be held in a security environment where there is a high risk of terrorism," it added.

  • August 19: Fearing Munich Olympics like terror attack in the Delhi Commonwealth Games, swimming legend Dawn Fraser called on athletes to boycott the event but the Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) rejected her apprehensions insisting that the Indian capital would be safe and secure. Winner of eight Olympic medals and holder of several world records, the 73-year-old Fraser said she did not believe in India's security promises. But ACGA Chief Executive Perry Crosswhite downplayed her fears and said the former swimmer is far removed from what is actually happening in Delhi.

  • August 11: A combined force of the Thoubal District Police, Army and the Special Cell of the Delhi Police arrested four cadres belonging to Military Defense Force faction of the KYKL from Shivaji Enclave in West Delhi. They were identified as Longjam Momocha Singh alias Deepak alias Langonba (24), self styled project officer Sagolsem Somananda Singh alias Mahesh (28), Maibam Radheshyam Singh alias Foreign alias Boris alias Dekora (26), and Sapam Shyamananda Singh alias Piktru (28). The combined team also recovered two laptops, mobile phones, 20 demand letters of the faction and ATM cards from their possession.

  • August 13: A Delhi court sent five cadres of the Manipur based KYKL to 14 days judicial custody. They were identified as Langian alias Manocha, Maibam Radheyshyam, Sapam Samnanda Singh, Sagolshem Samanda and Ningathoujam Geetchandra alias Kalu. They were involved in extortion, bomb explosions and incidents of firing in Manipur. While Kalu was arrested on August 12, four other were arrested on August 11 in Delhi.

  • July 19: The special cell of Delhi Police claimed of arresting a suspected agent of the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), identified as Nafees Ahmed (60), recently. Nafees had reportedly helped a ISI agent set up base in Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) and also helped the latter procure an Indian passport on the basis of forged documents. A team of special cell, led by Assistant Commissioner of Police L.N. Rao, arrested Nafees a resident of Lucknow and recovered incriminating documents that were used to acquire the Indian passport for the Pakistani national who was arrested in November 2009. Nafees had been on the run for the last eight months. A reward of INR 25,000 had also been declared for any information on him. Inspector A.K. Singh received a tip-off that Nafees would come to Patiala House Court to meet a lawyer to consult him in one of his cases. A trap was laid and Nafees was arrested. "During interrogation, Nafees said that he was a school out, and initially started a building material business. During this period he came in contact with one Aman Waris and a few other travel agents operating from Lucknow and Gorakhpur in UP. With help from the travel agents Nafees cheated several persons by promising to arrange fake visas,'' said a Police officer Singh.

  • July 21: A Delhi court issued non-bailable warrants (NBW) against five Pakistanis in a case filed by the NIA, charging them with facilitating terrorist attacks in India, but rejected its application for NBWs against Lashkar-e-Toiba LeT chief Hafiz Mohammed Saeed and Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the first and second accused. While agreeing with the prosecution’s charges against the seven, Special Judge (NIA) S. P. Garg said no purpose would be served by issuing NBWs against Saeed and Lakhvi. For, a Mumbai trial court had issued NBWs against them and subsequently Interpol also issued Red Corner Notices. The NIA counsel had on July 20 said that Saeed and Lakhvi could be issued the "Special Notice" as the Security Council had imposed sanctions on them for their ties to the al-Qaeda and the Taliban. The five persons against whom NBWs have been issued are Karachi residents Sajid Mir alias Wasi and Abdur Rehman Hashim, Pakistani army officers Major Iqbal and Major Sameer Ali, and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) resident Illyas Kashmiri. All the accused have been charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the South Asian Association For Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Convention (Suppression of Terrorism) Act for "facilitating terrorist acts and acts preparatory to terror attacks between 2005 and October 2009 in India including Delhi".

  • July 14: The Delhi Police claimed before a court that the IM had allegedly carried out September 13, 2008 serial blasts in Delhi at the instance of its founder, now Pakistan-based Amir Raza Khan. "Amir wanted to avenge the death of his brother Asif Raza Khan in a Police encounter in 2001. This fact was revealed in a letter written by Aftab Ansari, facing death penalty in 2002 Kolkata''s American Centre attack case, to the widow of Asif," public prosecutor Rajeev Mohan said. Mohan was putting forth the arguments before Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Santosh Snehi Mann on charges to be framed against 14 suspected IM terrorists arrested so far in connection with the case. The prosecutor claimed the Police had in its possession emails records, disclosure statements of accused, besides intelligence inputs, to establish links between Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) with SIMI and IM.

  • June 15: Two cadres belonging to MI Khan faction of the People’s United Liberation Front (PULF), including its ‘fighting commander’, were arrested by a combined team of the Manipur Police, Delhi Police and Army from near the Nizammuddin Flyover in New Delhi. They were identified as Mohammed Abbas alias Fajur Rahman alias Roshan alias Anil and Mohammed Rajauddin Khan. One laptop, one printer, fake vehicle documents and some counterfeit master keys were recovered from their possession. They were involved in over 10 different cases, including abduction and killing, in Manipur.

  • May 31: A Delhi Court remanded a Navy mechanic who was arrested on charges of spying for Pakistan to 14-days judicial custody. Chand Kumar Prasad was produced after five-day custodial interrogation before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja, who remanded him to judicial custody till June 13.

    The court also issued production warrant against three suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorists for their role in the serial blasts in the national capital on September 13, 2008. Baweja allowed a plea of Delhi Police's Special Cell seeking production of three accused Mohammad Arif, Mohammad Arif Badruddin Sheikh and Saif-ur Rehman before the court on June 25. All the three suspects are currently lodged in Sabarmati jail in Ahmedabad for their alleged involvement in serial blasts there on July 26, 2008.

  • May 27: An employee of the Indian Navy was arrested on charges of spying for Pakistan and Police claimed of recovering from him some "secret and sensitive" documents like photograph of the Hindan Air Base and map of Meerut Cantonment. 24-year-old Chand Kumar Prasad, posted in the Navy's Aircraft Maintenance Unit in Mumbai, was arrested by Delhi Police's Special Cell from New Delhi Railway Station,Police sources said. He was allegedly passing on classified information to a Pakistan High Commission official through another person, Police said.

    Three Italian nationals were detained in New Delhi after ammunition and two empty magazines were found in a five-star hotel room, where they stayed earlier this week, reports The Hindu. Two of them, Giovani Cecconello and Donato Dngello, were detained in Pune and Giulio Pometto was held by immigration officials at the Mumbai airport. 24 live cartridges and two magazines of Italian make were found in their hotel room on May 24.

  • May 17: A trial court sent Al Badr militant Sheikh Sajjad, who was arrested on charges of possessing communication equipment, meant for Kashmiri terrorists, to 14-day judicial custody. He was reportedly detained there for possessing as well as allegedly sending hi-tech communication equipment, including satellite phones, to militants in Jammu and Kashmir. Police said during interrogation it was revealed that he was a major supplier of satellite phones to suspected terrorists.

  • May 12: A Delhi court convicted two Bangladeshi nationals for possessing explosives four years ago but acquitted them of the charge of being cadres of the LeT and waging a war against the country. Additional Sessions Judge S.K. Gautam held Alamgir Hussian Roni and Abdul Razzaq alias Aslam under the Explosive Substances Act.

  • May 11: A 35-year-old man, wanted in connection with seizure of communication equipment meant for terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir five years ago, has been extradited from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and arrested in New Delhi, Police said. Sheikh Sajjad, suspected to be linked to terror outfit Al Badr, was extradited on May 8 from Dubai where he was detained for his alleged involvement in sending hi-tech communication equipment, including satellite phones, meant for the militants. Upon his arrival here, Sajjad was arrested by Special Cell which produced him before duty magistrate on May 9. On May 10, he was again produced before the court which sent him to police custody till May 16. The consignment from Jeddah was seized at Indira Gandhi International Airport. Mohd Amin Khan, a resident of Srinagar who approached the customs officials to claim the consignment, was arrested a week later after the seizure of the consignment. At his instance, one Ubaid was also arrested, an unnamed senior Police official said, adding their interrogation led them to Sajjad. Ubaid was later acquitted by a court while Amin, who had a shoe shop in Chandni Chowk (New Delhi), was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment in this case.

  • April 22: A Delhi court awarded the death penalty to three of the six cadres of the banned militant outfit, the Jammu Kashmir Islamic Front, who had been convicted of involvement in the May 21, 1996 Lajpat Nagar bomb blast, in which 13 people were killed. District and Sessions Judge S. P. Garg, who awarded the death sentence to Mohammad Naushad, Mohammad Ali Bhatt and Mirza Nissar Hussain, said: "The convicts do not deserve a lenient view. It was the most dastardly act ... the convicts indulged in the killing of innocent persons without any provocation." Their accomplice Javed Ahmed Khan was sentenced to life imprisonment. The four were convicted on April 8, 2010 of the murder, conspiracy and attempt to murder under the Indian Penal Code. The other two, Farooq Ahmed Khan and his woman accomplice Farida Dar, who had been held guilty of minor offences under the Explosive Substances Act and the Arms Act, were sentenced to imprisonment for seven years, and four years and two months respectively.

  • April 19: A Delhi court sentenced a former Jammu and Kashmir Police Constable to eight years rigorous imprisonment for being a cadre of the LeT. Mushtaq Ahmed Wani, who was posted as guard as the residence of Fazal Hussain Beigh, brother of ex-Finance Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Muzaffar Hussain Beigh, was arrested from the Red Fort in New Delhi on November 25, 2006, by personnel of the Delhi Police's Special Cell. Besides the prison term, Additional Sessions Judge Dharmesh Sharma, who pronounced the quantum of punishment, also imposed a fine of INR 50,000 on Wani (30), holding him guilty of various offences under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). The court had held Wani guilty in the case on April 13.

  • April 8: A Delhi session court convicted six militants, all belonging allegedly to a Kashmiri militant group, in the case 1996 Lajpat Nagar market blast case that killed 13 people and injured 39 others. The court also acquitted four others involved in the case due to lack of evidence against them. Out of six convicted militants, four have been held guilty for murder, attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy. The two others have been convicted for lesser offences like possession of explosives. Those facing trial on various charges were Farooq Ahmed Khan, Mohd Naushad, Mirza Iftikhar, Mohd Ali Bhatt, Mirza Nissar Hussain, Latif Ahmed Waza, Syed MaqboolShah, Javed Ahmed Khan and Abdul Gani and their woman associate Farida Dar. All accused, except the woman, are in judicial custody.

  • March 10: A Bangladeshi national and his Kashmiri associate, both belonging to the HuJI outfit, were sentenced to life imprisonment by a trial court for possessing explosives and waging war against country. Additional Sessions Judge Nivedita Anil Sharma sentenced Mohammad Amin Wani, a resident of Jammu and Kashmir, and Lutfur Rahman, the Bangladeshi national who was reportedly to have received training at the instance of Pakistan-based Jama'at-ud-Da'awa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, to life imprisonment. Awarding the sentence, the judge said they did not deserve capital punishment as the case was not the rarest of rare. Wani (29) was arrested on January 4, 2007, from Seeshganj Gurdwara in the old city area by Delhi Police's special cell for possessing INR 450000 hawala (informal money laundering system) money. Rahman (30) was arrested from Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station with 1.5 kilograms explosives and a timer. According to the Police, the duo was in the capital to disrupt the January 26 Republic Day function.

  • March 8: Arrested IM cadre and September 13, 2008 Delhi serial bomb blast accused Salman Ahmed was remanded to eight-day Police custody,. The investigators claim that he has already provided some details of the LeT plans to launch fresh attacks on Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. As reported earlier, Ahmed was arrested on March 6 by the ATS of Uttar Pradesh Police from Siddarth Nagar District. However, Police claimed that they recovered a Nepali passport obtained under a fake name and an international SIM card from Salman’s possession. After his name cropped up in the bomb blast cases, Police claimed, he moved to Nepal, where he reportedly got the passport issued in June 2009. With the help of the passport, which was issued in the name of Mohd Fahad Ansari, the IM operative travelled to Pakistan and other countries. Ahmed is believed to have gone to Pakistan in December 2009 and returned to Nepal in January 2010. According to Police, Ahmed is an expert in carrying out blasts. He is also alleged to have received training in handling weapons and explosives during his stay in Pakistan.

  • March 4: Delhi Police sought death penalty from a court against two Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) militants, including a Bangladeshi national, who have been convicted of waging war against the country and possessing explosives. Public Prosecutor Vinod Kumar Sharma argued for the capital punishment against Mohammad Amin Wani, a Jammu and Kashmir resident, and Lutfur Rahman, the Bangladeshi national who is reportedly to have received training at the instance of Pakistan-based Jama'at-ud-Da'awa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed.

    A Delhi court allowed the National Investigating Agency (NIA) to interrogate a suspected LeT militant as part of its probe against Pakistani born American national David Coleman Headley charged with conspiring in November 26, 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, PTI reported. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja allowed an application by the NIA seeking permission to examine Mohammad Aslam who was arrested by the Delhi Police's Special Cell from the Ajmeri Gate side of the New Delhi railway station on August 25, 2009.

  • February 26: The Border Security Force (BSF) Director General's office in New Delhi received a mysterious parcel on with pieces of detonators in it. One person has been arrested in this connection.

  • February 18: A Delhi court remanded a suspected IM terrorist to seven days' Police custody in a fresh case relating to the serial explosions in Delhi on September 13, 2008.  The Delhi Police special cell sleuths produced the accused before the court after completion of his 12 days' police remand. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja allowed the Special Cell to keepShahzad, arrested from Uttar Pradesh on February 1, in their custody till February 25. He has to be interrogated in connection with the recovery of a laptop and two mobile phones from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh at his instance. He is also to be interrogated with regard to whereabouts of 14 absconding IM terrorists for their alleged role in the serial blasts in the Delhi. Shahzad absconded with Junaid following an encounter with Delhi Police at Batla House in south Delhi on September 19, 2008, six days after the serial blasts.

  • February 16 : A Delhi court convicted two Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami Bangladesh (HuJI-B) militants, including a Bangladeshi national, of possessing explosives, hawala (informal money laundering system) money and waging war against the country, charges which envisage death penalty as the maximum punishment. Additional Sessions Judge Nivedita Anil Sharma held Mohd Amin Wani, a Jammu and Kashmir resident, and Lutfur Rahman, the Bangladeshi national, who is reportedly to have received training at the instance of Pakistan-based Jama'at-ud-Da'awa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, guilty in the case. Both the convicts were charged under the various provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) including those relating to waging war against the country and other offences under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Explosive Substances Act.

  • February 3: A city court in New Delhi sent Shahzad Ahmad alias Pappu, an IM terrorist and wanted for his  role in September 13 2008 Delhi serial bomb blasts, to three days Police custody after he was produced before a magistrate.  Ahmad was brought to the national capital late on February 2 after he was arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police's Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in Azamgarh on February 1.

  • January 12: Two LeT militants were sentenced to seven years of rigorous imprisonment each by a Delhi court for possessing RDX in connection with a conspiracy to carry out a suicide attack at the Indian Military Academy in 2005. Convicts Hamid Hussain and Mohd Shariq, who were arrested with about 10 kilograms of RDX, were also fined of INR 125000 and INR130000 respectively.

  • January 3: The Delhi Police announced a reward of INR 50,000 to those who provide information leading to the arrest of each of the three Pakistani terrorists. Investigations in the case have been handed over to the Special Cell. However, taking a serious view of the lapse, the Union Ministry for Home Affairs (MHA) has sought a report from the Delhi Police and the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) on the incident.

  • January 1: Three Pakistani terrorists, who were kept in the Lampur detention centre for deportation, managed to escape from the Police custody at Kotwali in Delhi . The three were arrested, along with five others, by the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police in October 2000 for triggering bomb blasts near the Red Fort. They had recently completed their jail term. The Police said on January 2 that Rafaquat Ali, Abdul Razzaq and Mohammed Sadiq were lodged at the Lampur centre as per an order issued under Section 3 of the Foreigners’ Act by the Special Branch of the Delhi Police.


  • December 19: A Delhi Court acquitted a suspected Hizb-e-Islami militant on charges of carrying RDX four years ago.  Nazir Ahmed Khan, a resident of Mendser in Jammu and Kashmir, was apprehended by Delhi Police's special cell on June 4, 2005 from Daryaganj on a tip off. 

  • November 17: Four men allegedly circulating counterfeit currency notes were arrested by the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police. Over INR 1 million in fake notes smuggled in through the India-Bangladesh border were seized from them.

  • November 14: The Delhi Police arrested a Pakistani spy from the Indira Gandhi International Airport when he was trying to board a flight to Saudi Arabia,  with a set of vital documents relating to some defence installations, including Ghaziabad's Hindon airbase and Meerut cantonment area. During interrogation, he reportedly claimed that he was from Karachi in Pakistan. After being induced by Pakistan’s ISI to work as a spy against monetary compensation, he was trained and then sent to Nepal by air, from where he illegally entered India through the porous India-Nepal border, sources said.

  • September 25: A suspected aide of underworld gangster Dawood Ibrahim, identified as Naresh Jain, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate from the residence of his brother Shyam at Pitampura in north Delhi. He was accused by the United States (US) for funding terrorist activities and running a hawala (informal money laundering system) operation over INR 50 billion.

  • September 17: Delhi Police filed four supplementary charge sheets against a suspected Indian IM terrorist charged with hacking the Wifi system to send e-mails to media groups just before the September 13, 2008 serial blasts in Delhi. The Police have till now filed 13 supplementary charge sheets in connection with the Delhi serial bomb blasts cases.

  • September 9: The special cell of Delhi Police filed the third supplementary charge-sheet in the September 13, 2008 serial bomb blasts case. Filing the charge sheet before chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja, the Delhi Police alleged the involvement of Mohammad Akbar Ismail Choudhary, part of the media wing of IM, for helping in sending terror e-mails to television channels before and after the bomb blasts in Delhi, Jaipur, Surat, Ahmedabad and Bangalore.  

  • August 25: A suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant was arrested at the Ajmeri Gate side of the New Delhi Railway Station shortly before he was to board a train for Maharashtra. According to Delhi Police, a Pakistani passport identifying him as 27-year-old Yusuf, a Jammu and Kashmir identity card bearing his name as Salim, a consignment of chemical explosives four detonators and two timers were recovered from his possession. During interrogation, the arrested militant identified himself as Mohammad Aslam of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir. "We are cross-checking the information provided by him. He could have been assigned the task of ferrying the consignment," said a Police official. The Police suspect that the militant recently visited Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Police is also trying to ascertain whether the suspect planned to create disturbance during the Ganesh Chaturthi (Religious Festival) celebrations in Maharashtra.

  • August 6: Two suspected Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) militants, who were allegedly planning terror attacks in the national capital ahead of Independence Day on August 15, were arrested in the night, a senior Delhi Police official said. Javed Ahmed and Ashiq Ali were arrested by Delhi Police's Special Cell from central Delhi's Daryaganj area when they were traveling in a car. "We caught them from Mahavir parking area," Joint Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) P. N. Agarwal said. "We had Intelligence inputs about the movement of these militants and we tracked them," the officer said. He said two AK-47 rifles, about 100 cartridges and two grenades were also recovered from the militants, who were in their early 30s. Asked about their nationality, the official said they appeared to be Indians, PTI reported.

  • June 11: An Indian Mujahideen militant, identified as Akbar Ismail Choudhary, brought to Delhi from Hyderabad by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police, was produced in a court, which remanded him to 10 days' Police custody. Akbar was reportedly an accomplice of Mansoor Asghar Peerbhoy, the head of the IM's media cell. Akbar was arrested by the Anti-Terrorism Squad of the Maharashtra Police in 2008. The Special Cell is to interrogate Akbar to reconstruct the sequence of events leading up to the serial blasts in Delhi on September 13, 2008.

  • June 4: A key Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant, identified as Mohammad Omar Madini, was arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police near Qutb Minar in south Delhi. He was reportedly operating from India and Nepal for the past several years. The Police have recovered USD 8000, some Nepali currency and a diary containing a list of suspected LeT conduits and militants active in and outside India. Meanwhile, security and intelligence agencies suspect he was in direct touch with top operatives of the outfit in Pakistan, including its chief Hafiz Mohammed Saeed. Madini reportedly disclosed that he infiltrated into India recently on a ‘talent hunt’. Madini had allegedly been directed by his LeT leaders to create a large network of operatives in major cities through whom deadly attacks could be carried out in the future. His job was to spot talent, cultivate them, initiate them to join the outfit and fight for its cause.

  • January 17: Seven top militants of the Manipur-based Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) were arrested from unspecified locations in the national capital in an operation code named 'Operation Grand Slam' conducted by a joint team of the Army, Manipur Police and Delhi Police. They have been identified as N. Amumacha Singh, who had recently been nominated as the president of the newly unified group of the KCP (Mangang, City Meitei and Lamphel) factions, Chongtham Manglemjao Singh alias KK Nangba alias Chouba alias Koi alias Irabot, a leader of the KCP-Mangang group and presently general secretary, home secretary and foreign secretary of the newly unified group Chongtham Ibomcha Singh, leader of the KCP-Lamphel group, presently nominated collector of the newly unified group Chongtham Ning Lamba Singh, son of KK Nangba and nominated military head of political section of the unified group Ng Ratan Singh, deputy finance secretary of the group and two lady cadres. Details of the group's extortion activities and a draft of a press release meant to be released on January 26 were recovered from the hideout.


  • November 23: A suspected Indian Mujahideen cadre, identified as Quaumuddin, was remanded to seven days police custody by a local court in Delhi, in connection with the September 13-serial bomb blasts in Delhi. The suspected terrorist was reportedly brought by the Delhi Police from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh on transit remand.

  • September 27: A 13-year old boy was killed in an explosion at the crowded Mehrauli area of South Delhi. Twenty-three persons were injured. Two men who were in their mid- 20s riding a black motorcycle dropped a polythene bag containing the bomb near an electrical goods shop at the Mehrauli Sarai market around 2-15 p.m. The teen-age boy Santosh, who was standing nearby, picked it up when the bomb exploded killing him. Preliminary investigations indicated that a low-intensity device concealed in a tiffin box was used to trigger the explosion. Two of the injured persons subsequently succumbed to their injuries in the hospital, taking the death toll to three.

  • September 20: Three Indian Mujahideen terrorists, Zia-ur-Rehman, Shakir Nisar and Mohammad Shakil were arrested in the morning of September 20 from the Jamia Nagar area. Police sources said that the terrorist module had planned to detonate at least 20 bombs in several places in the national capital.

  • September 19: Two Indian Mujahideen terrorists, including a key functionary of the outfit, who played a major role in the Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and the recent Delhi serial blasts, were killed in an encounter with the Special Cell of the Delhi Police at Batla House in the Jamia Nagar locality of South Delhi. The encounter took place after a tip-off received by the Delhi Police that Mohammad Bashir, alias Atiq, of the Indian Mujahideen, involved in the Ahmedabad blasts, had been living with some other suspected militants in a flat at L-18 Batla House. The operation began at 10.30 a.m. and continued for an hour in which Bashir and his accomplice Mohammad Fakruddin, alias Sajed, both residents of Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh, were killed. While one alleged terrorist identified as Saif Ahmad was arrested from the spot, another, Zeeshan, was arrested later, in the Jhandewalan area. Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma, a highly decorated officer, who led the operation, was also killed in the encounter. An AK series assault rifle and two .30 pistols were found at the spot.

  • September 13: 24 persons were killed and 151 more injured in a series of five bomb blasts in the busy market places of national capital New Delhi. The first explosion took place at Karol Bagh at 6.10 pm. The next explosion took place at 6.35 pm near the Metro Station at Barakhamba Road. Five minutes later, another explosion took place at the Central Park in Cannaught Place. Two more explosions took place in the M-block market of the Greater Kailash area at 6.30 pm and 6.40 pm. Initial investigations revealed that the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were configured using ammonium nitrate. Four live bombs were recovered and diffused. While one bomb was found outside the Regal Cinema in Cannaught Place, two more bombs were diffused in the Central Park at Cannaught Place and at India Gate. In an e-mail to the media, the Indian Mujahideen claimed responsibility for the explosions. Subsequently, one of the injured persons succumbed to his injuries taking the death toll to 25.

  • July 30: An e-mail threatening to set off bomb blasts in the national capital Delhi was received by the Japanese embassy in Delhi. The e-mail stated that after the blasts in Jaipur and Ahmedabad, there will be bomb blasts in Delhi, sources said. The Sarojini Nagar area was identified as one of the targets. The market there was targeted by terrorists in October 2005.

  • July 29: Central intelligence agencies and the Delhi Police arrested a Bangladeshi national, identified as Mohammad Hakim, from the New Delhi railway station. Hakim, who was reportedly carrying some explosive material, is believed to be part of the module linked to the recent terrorist attacks in Bangalore and Ahmedabad. ''Hakim is being taken to Siliguri by a team of IB and special cell officers. They suspect that other members of the module could be hiding there. His interrogation has also thrown up vital facts about the low-intensity serial blasts reported in Mehrauli and Malviya Nagar recently,'' said an unnamed senior police officer. Hakim has told the police that he was trained in bomb making by one Mohammad Ansari, who, too, is a Bangladeshi national.

  • June 24: The Delhi Police arrested a cadre of the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM), Habib-ur-Rehman, from the Sarai Kale Khan area. He had allegedly provided logistic support to two Pakistanis who were caught with a large cache of ammunition, including RDX, from Delhi in September 2001. Rehman, who belongs to the Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh, went into hiding after the arrest of two Pakistanis


  • July 27: A suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant, identified as Sabbir Ahmad, was arrested at Chandni Chowk along with a 9mm pistol of Chinese make. During interrogation, he reportedly told the police that he was residing in a guesthouse at Majlis Park in Adarsh Nagar for the last three days. Police said they raided the guesthouse and recovered one AK 56 rifle, two magazines and four hand grenades, apart from some Indian currency. Sabbir, a native of Kashmir, was reportedly working for the LeT for the last few years and was sent to Delhi by his commanders to carry out terrorist activity.

  • July 26: Two suspected militants to the Manipur-based militant outfit, the Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP), were arrested from northwest Delhi's Azadpur. Police said that both the militants are involved in several extortion and murder cases and were in Delhi to escape attacks by the rival outfits. The duo was identified as the outfit's chairman Mangol, a resident of Imphal West district, and the outfit's vice-chairman, Oinam Suranjoy Singh of Bishnupur district.

  • June 12: A suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant was arrested from near the Azadpur Sabzi Mandi in north Delhi. Identified as Mukhtar Ahmed Khan from Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir, the militant was carrying about 1.5 kilograms of RDX, a timer and two detonators. Delhi Police sources said that Khan was scheduled to go to Pakistan by the Delhi-Lahore bus on June 13 to meet LeT commanders based in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). Police further said that the explosives seized from him were meant to cause bomb blasts in Delhi at the behest of LeT commander Abu Alqama. Khan was supposed to hand over the explosives to another LeT operative in Delhi before taking the bus to Lahore. Khan revealed to the police that he initially worked for LeT for money but later gained the confidence of Abu Musab alias Tahir and Abu Hamza, the district commanders of LeT in Srinagar. Khan had visited Pakistan in January 2006 and attended the LeT camp at Muzaffarabad in PoK and received three month-training in the use of weapons and explosives.

  • April 26: Three LeT militants, including a Pakistani national, were arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police outside the Dilli Haat (a crowded shopping complex) in the national capital. The police recovered two kilograms of RDX, three detonators, two hand-grenades, a timer and INR 25,000 in cash from them. The three were identified as Abu Kasim, a Pakistani national, and Shafaqat and Shabbir, residents of Jammu and Kashmir. Shafaqat and Shabbir reportedly said that they were recently directed by their handler to hand over the consignment of explosives to a Pakistani militant. The police suspect that the Kasim was part of a "core strike team" dispatched to carry out explosions in the Capital.

  • February 27: An illegal ammunition-manufacturing unit has been unearthed in Ghaziabad by the Crime Branch of the Delhi police. A middle-aged man, identified as Irshad Ali was arrested and 175 live rounds of .315 bore, raw material and some equipment were recovered from the unit.

  • February 27: Military intelligence officials along with special cell of Delhi Police arrested Captain Salim Zafar Azad, a suspected agent of Pakistan's ISI from a residential colony in East Delhi and produced him in a court on February 28. The army official who served as an army doctor had deserted his services on May 18, 1997 when he was posted at Military Hospital in Dinjan Cantonment in the Dibrugarh district of Assam. Subsequently, he spent a few years in Bangladesh and then moved to Delhi and was reportedly overseeing a part of ISI's operation.

  • February 4: Four suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed militants, including a Pakistani national, were arrested following an encounter with the Delhi Police under the Ranjit Singh flyover near Connaught Place. Police recovered three kilograms of RDX, four detonators, a timer, six hand grenades, a .30 bore firearm, US $ 10,000 and INR 50,000 from them.

  • January 25: A suspected LeT militant was arrested with 2.5 kilograms of RDX by the Special Cell of Delhi Police from near the Seelampur Metro station. The militant was to hand over the explosives to a LeT module that was to carry out blasts in New Delhi on Republic Day (January 26).

  • January 4, 2007: Two suspected Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) militants, Lutful Rahman and Mohammed Amin Wani, were reported to have been arrested on January 17 by the Delhi Police. Daily News & Analysis reported that both were arrested earlier this month. Rahman, a Bangladeshi national, was arrested in Adarsh Nagar locality of North-West Delhi, while Mohammed Amin, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir, was arrested in South Delhi's Nizamuddin area on January 4. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell), Alok Kumar, disclosed: "We have recovered 1.6 kg of RDX, a detonator and a timer from Mohd Amin and INR 4. 5 lakh from Lutuful Rahman." Police suspect that they were planning to subvert the Republic Day celebrations on January 26.


  • December 31, 2006: Two terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Toiba outfit, identified as Samiullah and Ali Mohammad, were arrested along with two improvised plastic explosive devices at the New Delhi railway station by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police. The Joint Commissioner of Police (Special Cell), Karnal Singh, said the two were planning to plant a bomb in the crowded Paharganj Market near the railway station on the New Year's Eve.

  • December 19, 2006: Three suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba militants were arrested from the Red Fort area by the Delhi Police. The arrested, identified as Mohammad Salman Khurshid, Abdul Rehman and Mohammad Akbar Hussain, were planning terrorist strikes in the national capital. Joint Commissioner of Police (Special Cell), Karnal Singh, informed that two kilograms of RDX, two detonators and one hand grenade were recovered from their possession.

  • December 10, 2006: Two militants belonging to the Lashkar-e-Toiba were arrested in the national capital New Delhi and 1.5 kg of RDX was recovered from them. Gulzar Ahmed and Mohammed Amin, both hailing from Kashmir, were arrested from the Mahipalpur area in South-West Delhi. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Alok Kumar said that besides the explosives, INR 20, 00, 00 and two detonators were also recovered from them.

  • November 22, 2006: Two suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba militants were arrested in the national capital along with a large quantity of explosives, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Alok Kumar. Imran and Ghulam Rasool, hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, were arrested from a shopping complex in the Dwarka locality of west Delhi by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police. Around 1.5 kg of RDX, INR 2.5 lakh and two timers were recovered from their possession.

  • October 16, 2006: Two Lashkar-e-Toiba cadres, belonging to Bangladesh, were arrested early morning from Old Railway Station along with 1.5 kg of RDX. The duo was identified as Mohammed Aslam Gir and Abdul Razaq, residents of Rajshahi district in Bangladesh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Alok Kumar informed. They were arrested soon after arrival from Jammu by Pooja Express at around 0500 hours.

  • August 10, 2006: Delhi Police personnel arrested two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists, including a Pakistani national, outside Ajmeri Gate terminal of the New Delhi railway station. The duo was identified as Anaz from Islamabad and Abrar Ahmed from Bahraich in the State of Uttar Pradesh. Official sources said that the terrorists had disembarked from the Swaraj Express at platform number eight and were about to get into an autorickshaw when police arrested them. Two kilograms of RDX and five detonators were recovered from them.

  • July 11, 2006: A conduit of the LeT, Ajaz Hussain Khwaja, hailing from Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir, was arrested from the Lodhi Road area of New Delhi. Two kilograms of RDX and INR 49 lakhs were recovered from him. Police sources said that the conduit was working for Pakistan-based LeT terrorist Mukhtar Ahmed. Hussain allegedly used to collect explosives and money through hawala channels and supply it to terrorists on Ahmed's directions. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Alok Kumar said that the terrorist was living in the Jangpura locality of the city for some time and was arrested when he went to the Lodhi Road area in a car, apparently to hand over the cash and explosives to someone.

  • July 4, 2006: The Delhi Police arrested two people who were allegedly manufacturing and supplying sophisticated firearms to Maoists. The two, Alahuddin and Nizamuddin, were arrested at the New Delhi railway station for possessing arms, including 14 pistols and 28 magazines, said a senior police official. “They are residents of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, and supply arms to Maoist insurgents in Bihar,” said Additional Commissioner (Crime Branch) Muktesh Chander.

  • May 8, 2006: A Pakistani national belonging to the LeT was shot dead in an encounter with the police outside Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on May 8-night. Four kilograms of RDX, four detonators and Rs. 50,000 were recovered from the incident site. The encounter followed the arrest of two other LeT terrorists at Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station earlier in the evening. A team led by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Ajay Kumar had arrested the terrorists when they arrived by the Mumbai-Amritsar Golden Temple train.

  • April 14, 2006: Fourteen persons, including a woman and a girl, were injured in two bomb explosions inside the Jama Masjid in the Walled City area of New Delhi soon after the evening prayers. Initial investigations indicated that low-intensity crude bombs were used. According to eyewitnesses, the first explosion took place at 5-20 p.m., soon after the worshippers went to a tank at the centre of the mosque to clean themselves. A few minutes later, the second bomb exploded near the tank.

  • March 20, 2006: Paramjeet Singh Bheora, 'head of operations' of the Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) in India, and two of his accomplices who were planning to set up base in Delhi were arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police near G T Karnal road. Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police (Special Cell), Karnal Singh, said Paramjeet and his accomplices Jasbir Singh and Bhupinder Singh were arrested following an exchange of fire. He added, "four kilograms of RDX, three detonators, one remote control device along with a wireless set, one timer, three pistols, 39 live cartridges and three fired cartridges were recovered from them. The stolen Santro car in which they were traveling was also seized." Paramjeet was allegedly involved in the assassination of Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh in 1995 and had taken over control of the BKI after its previous chief Jagtar Singh Hawara was arrested by the Delhi Police on June 8, 2005.

  • February 27, 2006: Two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists, Shamil and Shaheen, were arrested at the New Delhi Railway Station when they arrived by the Howrah New Delhi Express. According to police, they had come from Bangladesh with the intention to set up a base in Delhi and carry out terrorist activities.

  • February 10, 2006: With the arrest of two alleged Al-Badr terrorists, Irshad Ali and Mohammad Muarif Qamar alias Nawab, and recovery of explosives, the Delhi Police claimed to have foiled a terrorist plan to trigger off blasts in the national capital.

  • February 4, 2006: Nasir, an alleged Hizb-ul-Mujahideen operative, is arrested from the Defence Colony area of national capital on charges of funding separatist organisations in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).


  • November 11, 2005: An alleged conduit of the JeM who shuttled between India and Bangladesh and had ferried the terrorists involved in the July 5-Ayodhya attack was arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police at Old Delhi Railway Station.

  • October 29, 2005: At least 62 persons were killed and 155 others were injured in three powerful serial bomb explosions in the national capital on October 29-evening. While two bombs exploded at busy marketplaces (Sarojini Nagar and Paharganj), one exploded inside a Delhi Transport Corporation bus at Govindpuri.

  • October 4, 2005: Police reportedly arrested a terrorist of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and seized Rupees 10 lakhs from him near Golcha Cinema in the Daryaganj area. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Ajay Kumar, said the terrorist, Mushtaq Ahmed, from Handwara in the Kupwara district of J&K, was arrested when he came to deliver some Hawala (illegal financial transaction) money.

  • September 10, 2005: Delhi Police arrested an alleged ISI agent and claimed to have recovered sensitive military documents from him. 24-year-old Irfan Kausar, hailing from the Gujranwala district of Pakistan’s Punjab province, was arrested from a cyber cafe in the Bhikaji Cama Place area of South Delhi when he was allegedly sending confidential information about the Indian military through the Internet. Documents regarding deployment and movement of military units and their weapons in the Ambala Cantonment in the Indian Punjab were seized from him, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Tajendra Luthra told reporters.

  • August 23, 2005: Delhi Police arrested a senior LeT terrorist from Zakir Nagar in the southern part of the national capital. Abu Razak Masood is reported to be the outfit's coordinator in Dubai. Police said the accused was involved in a blast in Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, and had been declared a proclaimed offender in the case.

  • August 1, 2005: The Special Branch of Delhi Police arrested a national of Ghana, Kofy Admork Brown, from the West Vinod Nagar area for his alleged links with terrorist groups operating in Jammu and Kashmir. Fake passports and visa to several countries were seized from his possession.

  • July 14, 2005: Two Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorists were arrested from the Old Delhi railway station in connection with the May 22 blasts at two cinema halls. The terrorists were identified as Dilbagh Singh, a close relative of the Pakistan-based BKI chief Wadhawa Singh, and Surender Singh Kanda, a Kenya-based non-resident Indian, who reportedly works as a visa agent.

  • July 12, 2005: Unearthing a terrorist plot to attack the capital’s Palam Air Force Station, the Delhi Police arrested a HM terrorist and a Deputy Director of the Jammu and Kashmir Government and recovered a large quantity of arms and ammunition. Hizb cadre Abdul Majid Bhatt, wanted under the Public Safety Act in J&K, was arrested from the New Delhi Railway Station along with three detonators when he was about to board a train. Mohammad Qayoom Khan, a Deputy Director with the Soil Conservation Department, was arrested in Srinagar by a Delhi Police team on charges of financing terrorist activities after receiving funds through Hawala, Joint Commissioner of Police (Southern Range) B S Bassi told reporters in Delhi. Qayoom, who possesses a Masters degree in Agronomy, acted as a channel for routing Hawala funds, Bassi said, adding he had recently given Rupees 50 lakhs to the terrorists.

  • July 1, 2005: Delhi Police arrest four terrorists, identified as Masood, Zahid, Bashir and Nazir, from the South-West Delhi area. They also recover four Chinese pistols, its 18 cartridges, 35 cartridges of AK-47 rifle, one hand grenade, Rupees 50,000 fake currency, a cheque of Rupees 9.5 lakh and a map of the Indira Gandhi International Airport and army dresses.

  • June 8, 2005: Jagtar Singh Hawara, 'operations chief' of the BKI in India, who was one of the four inmates who had escaped from Burail Jail in Chandigarh on January 21, 2004, was arrested along with two other accused in the May 22, 2005 theatre blasts from the G.T. Karnal Road in Narela Industrial Area of Delhi.

  • June 5, 2005: A joint team of the Delhi and Punjab Police arrests two BKI activists, Bahadur Singh and Gurdip Singh alias Kaka, from Nawanshahar district in Punjab.

  • June 1, 2005: A day after police arrested BKI activists, Balvinder Singh and Jaganath Yadav, in connection with the blasts at the Liberty and Satyam cinema halls on May 22, the Delhi Police (DP) seized illegal arms and ammunition from a hideout of a BKI terrorist, who is still at large. The DP conducted a raid at the hideout of Jaspal Singh at Inderpuri and recovered 1 kg of RDX, a timer, detonator, a.303 rifle, 20 rounds of ammunitions, a uniform of a Punjab Police head constable and several fake driving licenses.

  • May 30, 2005: Two BKI terrorists were arrested in connection with the May 22-bomb blasts at two cinema halls in the national capital. While Balwinder Singh was arrested from a village at Nawanshahar in the State of Punjab, the other accused, Jagannath, was arrested from Madipur in Delhi. Rupees 2.94 lakh in cash, 1 kg of RDX and 2 kg of gold was recovered from the latter’s house.

  • May 22, 2005: Two explosions triggered by crude devices at two cinema halls in Delhi during the screening of the Hindi film Jo Bole So Nihal killed one person and injured at least 60 others. In the first incident at Liberty Cinema on the G. T. Karnal Road, the device reportedly exploded under a seat in the sixth row. The second bomb exploded at the toilet of Satyam Cinema in Patel Nagar. The Delhi Police Commissioner, K.K. Paul, stated that both the explosives were of a crude nature and did not contain any splinters.

    The Special Cell of Delhi Police is reported to have arrested Mohammed Ishaq, a suspected LeT terrorist, from outside Safdarjung Hospital in the capital city on May 22. 5.5 kilograms of RDX, two electronic detonators and Rupees 2.5 lakhs in cash were also recovered from his possession.

  • May 12: An alleged LeT terrorist was arrested by the Delhi Police soon after he arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi by an Air India flight IC 856 from Singapore. Harun Rashid, a resident of Siwan in the State of Bihar, had disclosed that he was working for a LeT module in association with Parvez and Doctor. He secured money from his handler Abdul Aziz who, in turn, was sending it to Shams and Shahnawaz. An active member of the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), Rashid had risen to the rank of "Ansar."

  • April 25, 2005: Delhi Police is reported to have shot dead two LeT terrorists near the Pragati Maidan area of the capital. They also recovered one AK-series rifle, two revolvers and some magazines from the incident site.

  • March 5, 2005: Three LeT terrorists were shot dead in an encounter with the Special Cell of the Delhi Police at Kakrola Mor in South-West Delhi. A huge quantity of ammunition, including three AK-56 assault rifles, hand-grenades, live cartridges, satellite phones and some documents were recovered from their hideout. According to police, the terrorists were allegedly planning to target the Indian Military Academy in Dehra Dun. The encounter was a sequel to the arrest of Hamid and Sariq, residents of Seelampur in North-East Delhi at Mubarak Chowk on G.T. Karnal Road. The police recovered 10.5 kg of RDX from the jeep in which they were travelling. They also confessed that about half-a-dozen other militants were living in a house at Bharat Vihar in South-West Delhi.

  • January 19, 2005: The Delhi Police arrests a Harkat-ul-Jehadi-e-Islami (HuJI) terrorist, identified as Firdaus Ahmed Bhatt alias Manzoor, from the Baba Kharak Singh Marg in New Delhi. A native of Shorra in the Kashmir Valley, Manzoor has reportedly been involved in terrorist activities since 1993.

  • January 3, 2005: A BKI terrorist who was involved in an assassination attempt on a senior police official in Punjab and wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for various crimes in the US was arrested by the Delhi Police. Prem Pal Singh had stayed in the US, UK, Germany and Thailand for over 16 years using fake passports, said Deputy Commissioner of Police, Deependra Pathak.

  • December 22, 2004: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence is reported to have seized fake currency with the face value of Rupees 46 lakh and arrested four persons, including two Bangladeshi conduits, from New Delhi. The consignment, in the denomination of Rupees 500, was sent from Pakistan for circulation in the country and was seized at a hotel in the Paharganj area of Central Delhi.

  • September 23, 2004: Delhi Police personnel arrest a suspected HM terrorist from the Jama Masjid area. According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell), Ashok Chand, the terrorist, identified as Shabir Ahmed Shah, who had been trained in Pakistan, had come to Delhi for treatment to facial injuries suffered during a landmine explosion.

  • August 16, 2004: The Special Cell of Delhi Police shot dead a suspected LeT terrorist during an encounter at Dwarka in South-West Delhi. A .30-bore Chinese pistol was recovered from the slain terrorist. According to the Joint Commissioner of Police, Karnal Singh, the slain terrorist was a Pakistani national.

  • July 26, 2004: The Delhi Police arrests a 23-year-old Pakistan national who was allegedly attempting to set up an espionage base in the Capital. Ghulam Mustafa Qureshi alias Ali Hasan, a resident of Hassanpur in Punjab (Pakistan), was arrested from a cyber cafe in the Laxmi Nagar area of East Delhi while sending sensitive defence matter through the Internet, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell), Ashok Chand. Site plan of the Delhi Cantonment area, telephone numbers of defence establishments, a loaded camera with clicked photographs of defence areas and a diary containing Pakistan numbers along with Pakistani and Bangladeshi currency, an ATM card of Muslim Commercial Bank and fake driving licenses were seized from his possession.

  • April 5, 2004: A member of the LeT was arrested for allegedly trying to set up a terrorist base in the city. Irshad Ahmed Malik was arrested outside a guesthouse at Bhogal on March 27 and a revolver of foreign make along with eight live cartridges and Rupees 275,000 in cash was recovered from him.

  • February 13, 2004: A Jammu based trans-border terrorists’ courier, Ved Prakash Sharma alias Billa was arrested by the Delhi Police from Mukarba Chowk area of North West Delhi and four kilograms of high-grade explosives were recovered from him. According to Additional Commissioner of Police (Special cell) Karnal Singh, the explosives were of high-grade nature, suspectedly plastic explosive PETN. Sharma had earlier worked for terrorist organisations like Babbar Khalsa and Khalistan Commando force, the police official added.

  • February 10, 2004: An Al Jehad terrorist, identified as Abdul Hai Peer, hailing from Sopore in the Kashmir valley, was arrested by the Delhi Police from the Adarsh Nagar area of the capital. Police also recovered a 7.63 mm Spanish pistol, an unspecified amount of foreign currency and some Pakistani visa papers from his possession.

  • January 25, 2004: Acting on intelligence input, the Delhi Police's Special Cell arrested three LeT terrorists from Laxmi Nagar in East Delhi. Three kilograms of high explosives, detonators, timers, rocket-propelled grenades and foreign currency were seized from their possession. The terrorists disclosed that they belonged to the LeT and were sent to disrupt the Republic Day celebrations, police sources said.

  • January 22, 2004: The Delhi Police arrested a Hizb-e-Islami (HeI) terrorist, identified as Ayaz Mohammad Shah, near the Metro railway station in north-east Delhi and recovered 3.5 kilograms of high explosives and Rupees 300,000 from his possession. The arrested terrorist reportedly belongs to the Anantnag district in J&K.

  • October 23, 2003: The Delhi Police arrested a BKI terrorist from the Delhi-Gurgaon border. A locally made pistol and a live cartridge were seized from his possession. The accused had been in Delhi for the last one month and was in contact with other terrorist outfits, police sources said.

  • September 29, 2003: Two terrorists, Mohammed Majid and Mohammed Amran, of the Harkat-ul-Jehadi-e-Islami (HuJI) who were earlier arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) for engaging in anti-India activities, pleaded guilty before a Delhi Court. They reportedly admitted that they had plotted to assassinate President A P J Abdul Kalam and abduct cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Saurav Ganguly. According to official sources, they had also planned to trigger explosives at the Bhabha Atomic Research Center in Trombay, Maharashtra.

  • September 24, 2003: The Delhi Police arrests six persons, including a Pakistani and a Nigerian national, who were funding terrorist activities in the city through the sale of narcotics. The gang reportedly operated on the directions of the ISI and used to transport narcotics through Punjab into Delhi, which later passed into the hands of the Nigerian who sold it in the international market.

  • September 16, 2003: Acting on the revelation of Noor Mohammad Tantray, a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist, the Delhi Police arrested a Hawala operator, Rajender Prasad, from Karol Bagh allegedly for delivering Rupees two million to the former. The amount was reportedly received from a Dubai-based unidentified person. Tantray had been arrested from the Sadar Bazaar area on August 30.

  • September 3, 2003: Police arrests a LeT terrorist from the Mahipalpur area of southwest Delhi. Police sources said the arrested terrorist identified as Abdul Karim, a resident of Mendhar in Poonch district of J&K, was attempting to set up a base for the outfit in Delhi.

  • August 31, 2003: Delhi Police personnel arrested two JeM terrorists from Sikandarabad in the Bulandshahar district of Uttar Pradesh and later booked them under the Prevention of Terrorist Act (POTA). The police also seized 23 electronic detonators, three remote-control devices and Rupees 85,000 from them. According to Joint Commissioner of Police (Special Cell), Neeraj Kumar, the arrested terrorists, Raees Ahmed and Atiq Ahmed, are brothers of Habibullah, one of the two terrorists killed on August 30-night in an encounter at the Millennium Park in south Delhi.

  • August 30, 2003: Two terrorists belonging to the JeM outfit were killed in an encounter in the Indraprastha Millennium Park near Nizamuddin Bridge in Delhi. Police also seized a huge quantity of arms, including AK-series rifles and ammunition from the possession of slain terrorists. Police sources said one of the slain terrorists was a Pakistani while the second is believed to be a Delhi resident. Earlier, Delhi Police intercepted a truck containing explosives at the Qutub Road parking lot in Sadar Bazaar, central Delhi. The seizure included 10 hand grenades, 10 grenade shells and one Under Barrel Grenade Launcher. Three persons, including the driver and cleaner of the truck were arrested in connection with the seizure. One of the arrested persons revealed during interrogation that he was supposed to hand the ammunition to the JeM terrorists at Indraprastha Park.

  • August 10, 2003: Two LeT terrorists, Altaf Hussain and Aftab Ahmed, were arrested by the Delhi Police from the Connaught Place area along with a Chinese pistol, a wireless set and some incriminating documents.

  • June 10, 2003: Delhi Police arrested a LeT terrorist from the West Delhi area. The arrested terrorist, Gafoor, is believed to be a ‘key local accomplice’ of another LeT terrorist who was killed during an encounter with the police on May 22, 2003, in the Najafgarh area. A country made pistol and three live rounds were also recovered from his possession.

  • May 22, 2003: Delhi Police arrested a LeT terrorist, identified as Mehboob, from the Bhajanpura area. The terrorist belongs to the Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh. A pistol and eight live cartridges were also recovered from his possession.

  • May 18, 2003: A bag containing two live cartridges of AK-47 rifle, two empty .38mm cartridges, five empty 9mm cartridges and 16 empty 22mm cartridges, among other things, were reportedly recovered from the Rajpath area in Delhi. Police recovered the ammunition reportedly after intercepting messages from Pakistan-based LeT and JeM that indicated likely suicide attacks on Parliament, Reserve Bank of India and India Gate.

  • April 4, 2003: Delhi Police arrested two HM terrorists, including the Srinagar ‘area commander’, Feroz Ahmad Sheikh. These terrorists were planning to attack crowded areas and kill senior police officials in the city.

  • February 26, 2003: Police in Delhi arrested one person––Abdul Wahid–– for his alleged links with a Lahore-based agent of the ISI, Tariq. He was reportedly involved in Hawala transactions and was passing on money to ISI operatives in India. His arrest followed the arrest and subsequent interrogation of two more ISI agents––Abid Mohammed alias Nihal Chand and Mohammed Arif––in Chandigarh, Punjab, on February 25.

  • February 10, 2003: Delhi Police arrested two associates of Pakistan-based Mafia don Dawood Ibrahim and unearthed a network of counterfeit currency notes, allegedly printed in Pakistan and brought to India through Nepal. Fake currency worth Rupees 2.64 lakh was also reportedly recovered from the arrested persons, who are also reportedly wanted in the March 1993-Mumbai serial bomb blast case.

  • February 6, 2003: Delhi Police arrested two leaders of the secessionist All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), including its Delhi-based spokesperson Shabir Ahmed Dar, for allegedly receiving funds from the Pakistan High Commission for passing them on to terrorist outfits in J&K. Police also arrested a woman identified as Anjum Zamrooda Habib after she came out from the Pakistan High Commission premises. An amount of Rupees 3.07 lakh besides some documents and propaganda material was recovered from her possession.

  • December 14, 2002: Delhi Police killed two suspected Pakistani terrorists, while they were moving near some offices of the Indian Air Forces and paramilitary forces, including that of the Border Security Force, in the suburbs of south Delhi. Police recovered two AK-47 rifles, some hand grenades, magazines and other documents from the car, in which they were traveling. Documents recovered indicted the terrorists belonged to a hitherto unknown organisation called Tehreek-e-Ghaznavi, and according to Delhi Police Joint Commissioner Niraj Kumar, it could be a cover for the LeT.

  • July 2, 2002: Delhi Police arrested two persons, including a LeT terrorist, and seized Rupees seven lakh in cash. The arrests followed information that a Hawala dealer was to hand over a cash consignment to a LeT terrorist.

  • February 8, 2002: Delhi Police arrested three suspected terrorists from the Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station while they were attempting to leave for Agra. The arrested terrorists, of whom two are Pakistani nationals and the third from Bangladesh, are said to be on the payroll of Mafia don Aftab Ahmed Ansari. They are reported to be involved in the January 22, 2002, terrorist attack on the American Centre in Kolkata.

  • January 15, 2002: Four LeT terrorists were arrested in New Delhi and eight kilograms of RDX was recovered from them. They had arrived in the capital with plans to cause blasts at crowded places in the run-up to the Republic Day Parade on January 26. Police also recovered Rupees 35 lakh cash from the four terrorists, reportedly natives of Anantnag district in J&K.

  • January 5, 2002: Delhi Police arrested a Hawala operator from the Lal Kuan area of North Delhi for his alleged involvement in financing ISI agents in India. Abdul Bari, who ran a shop in Naya Bans in Lahori Gate area, was detained following the arrest of Pakistani national and ISI agent Dilshad from Jalpaiguri district by West Bengal Police on January 4.

  • December 30, 2001: Delhi Police arrested a LeT terrorist and recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and other explosive materials from him. Yunus, a resident of Meerut, was arrested upon arrival in Delhi from Muzzafarpur, Bihar.

  • December 13, 2001: Five terrorists attack India’s Parliament while in session. 11 persons, including five terrorists are killed, and 30 persons injured. Among the dead are six security force personnel, including a woman constable.

  • December 6, 2001: The police arrested two suspected HM terrorists from Adarsh Nagar area in Northwest Delhi. A suspected Hawala operative, who was said to be funding the terrorists, was also arrested from the Jama Masjid area. The police also seized 1.8 kg of explosives, four live electronic detonators, three mobile phones, five phone cards and Rs 67,000 in cash from the two alleged terrorists, both residents of Baramulla in J&K. An additional Rs 1.48 million of Hawala money was seized in subsequent raids. During interrogation, the terrorists reportedly told the police that they were working for the HM chief Syed Salahuddin and had come to Delhi to collect Hawala money and pass it on to terrorist outfits in J&K. They were also reportedly instructed to deliver explosives to contacts in Delhi.

  • September 19, 2001: Delhi Police arrests Abdul Rahman, a suspected Harkat-ul-Jehad terrorist, who reportedly confesses he was involved in several attacks on SFs in J&K.

  • September 12, 2001: Delhi Police arrest two Pakistani terrorists of the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen. Two kg of RDX, a hand grenade and two detonators are recovered from them. In a raid that followed, six kg of explosive material is recovered from a house.

  • August 11, 2001: Two persons were injured when a bomb exploded in the South Extension area of Delhi, ahead of the Independence Day celebrations on August 15.

  • August 9, 2001: In a joint operation, the Maharashtra and Delhi Police arrested office secretary of the Students' Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), Waqau-ul-Hassan, in Delhi on charges of criminal conspiracy under the Indian Explosives Act. A senior police official said the Maharashtra police had been on the look out for Hassan in connection with cases of explosion in Jalgaon district of the State.

  • July 5, 2001: Delhi police arrest two terrorists of the Harkat-ul-Jehadi-e-Islami (HuJI) from the Inter-State Bus Terminal. Police also recovered 1.9 kg RDX, one pencil timer, one detonator and a battery from their possession. During interrogation, the terrorists confessed that they had been asked to carry out blasts by HuJI chief Illiyas Kashmiri. Police sources said the two had crossed over to Jammu through Sialkot border on June 23 and came to Delhi on June 26. They were also said to be responsible for carrying out as many as four operations against the army at Surankote in the Poonch district.

  • June 21, 2001: Delhi Police arrest six terrorists of the Jammu Kashmir Islamic front.

  • June 15, 2001: Delhi Police foil an alleged plot to blast the United States Embassy in New Delhi by apprehending two terrorists. Six kg of RDX, detonators and timers are recovered from one of the accused, a Sudanese national. His Indian accomplice is identified as Shameem of Bihar.

  • May 21, 2001: Delhi Police arrest three persons and recover a huge quantity of explosives from the parking lot of Gurudwara Rakab Ganj, a Sikh religious place, near Parliament House.

  • May 20, 2001: A bomb blast occurs at the high-security Border Security Force (BSF) headquarters located inside the Central Government Offices Complex, which houses many of the offices of Indian security and intelligence agencies, in south Delhi. However, no damage was reported. BSF sources said it was an AK-47-launched grenade. This is the first time that a grenade launcher has been used in a terrorist attack in the national capital.

  • May 14, 2001: Delhi Police unearthed a counterfeit currency racket involving ISI agents with the arrest of one person in South Delhi. Fake currency notes worth Rs. 30 lakhs were also recovered from his possession. The counterfeit currency was reportedly brought by the accused from Dubai. The supplier of the fake currency is suspected to be an associate of Pakistan-based underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

  • May 9, 2001: Two separate explosions were reported from two highly sensitive areas in New Delhi. The first bomb went off near Army Headquarters. Within ten minutes, another bomb exploded in a parking lot on Dalhousie Road behind the south block- which houses the Prime Minister's Office, the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of External Affairs. One person was injured in the explosion.

  • May 6, 2001: Delhi Police arrest six suspected ISI agents in New Delhi. The arrested were plotting to kill Tarun Tejpal, editor-in-chief of the portal and his colleague Anirudha Bahal.

  • May 4, 2001: Delhi Police arrest a Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Front terrorist for his suspected role in planting an explosive device in Connaught Place area on May 2. An explosive device, a pistol and some hand grenades were recovered from the accused, Azad Ahmed Qureshi.

  • April 27, 2001: Special Cell of the Delhi Police seized a major haul of high explosive RDX and fake Indian currency worth Rs.2 lakhs and arrested two persons, including a terrorist of the HM. They were identified as Majid Khan Gazi alias Mohammad Altaf and Inhisar Ahmed. During interrogation, Khan, a resident of Srinagar, reportedly told police that he was trained in sophisticated weapons in Pakistan occupied Kashmir and was directed by an ISI official to become a 'resident agent' and set up bases in India.

  • January 17, 2001: Delhi Police arrest a Pakistani terrorist of the Al Badr with one kg of RDX and a detonator.

  • January 1, 2001: Police recover three powerful grenades from the Jamia Milia Islamia area in Delhi, close to where a LeT terrorist was arrested in connection with the attack on the Red Fort, on December 26, 2000.

  • December 26, 2000: One Pakistani terrorist is killed and another is arrested after an encounter in New Delhi. Police report that the two were part of a six-member squad, which carried out the suicide attack on the army garrison in Red Fort on December 22. Police also report that the other four members of the squad managed to escape.

  • December 22, 2000: A LeT Fidayeen (suicide squad) launches an attack within the army garrison at Red Fort in New Delhi and kills three SF personnel. All members of the squad escape after the attack.

  • December 6, 2000: An ISI agent, a resident of Lahore, was arrested from Badarpur along with 10 kg of high-explosive RDX, some arms and ammunition and documents. He was engaged in spying in India for the preceding six years and had illegally entered the country in 1994 through the Nepal border. He was initially engaged in gathering information on civil and military infrastructure and troop movement in Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat.

  • November 20, 2000: Delhi Police arrest a HuM terrorist and also recover some explosives.

  • October 15, 2000: Delhi Police recovered a large cache of arms and ammunition at a city's market in Azadpur and arrested four suspects in this connection. Police announced that the cache was smuggled into India from Pakistan through the Western border and was being routed through the capital for final delivery at Jalandhar in Punjab.

  • October 10, 2000: Delhi Police arrest a medical student who is a supporter of the Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen outfit and seize some explosives and rupees one million.

  • October 4, 2000: Delhi Police arrest a Pakistan-trained HuM terrorist and seize some explosives from his possession.

  • September 9, 2000: Police arrest a LeT terrorist in Delhi. He confesses that he was involved in the August 10-car bomb explosion in Srinagar, in which 15 persons were killed and 30 more injured.

  • June 18, 2000: Two civilians were killed in a bomb blast near the Red Fort in old Delhi. This explosion was immediately followed by another explosion near the first one. No one was injured in the second blast.

  • June 20, 2000: Saifullah, J&K chief of the Al Badr Mujahideen outfit, is arrested in New Delhi while receiving a consignment of RDX.

  • March 16, 2000: Three days before the arrival of U.S. President Bill Clinton, a low intensity bomb explosion injures seven persons at the Sadar Bazaar market.

  • February 27, 2000: A bomb explosion at a guesthouse in the Paharganj area, opposite New Delhi railway station, injures eight persons.

  • January 24, 2000: Delhi Police arrests a Pakistani national along with 2.9kg of RDX, electronic detonators, hand grenades and Rs 50,000 in fake currency.

  • January 17, 2000: Police arrest three persons, including a Pakistani, in Delhi, and recover 860grams of RDX, two ABCD timers and four electronic detonators from them. The Pakistani national was arrested earlier in 1998, too, for circulating counterfeit currency.

  • January 6, 2000: 20 persons are injured in a bomb explosion in a passenger train car at the Old Delhi railway station.

  • June 3, 1999: Explosion in the Chandni Chowk area in front of Red Fort injures 27 persons.

  • April 16, 1999: A bomb explodes in a train at the Holambi Kalan railway station killing two persons.

  • December 19, 1998: Crude bomb explosion in the Bhajanpura Hindu temple injures an unspecified number of people.

  • August 31, 1998: One person is killed and 17 others are injured in a bomb explosion at the Turkman Gate area.

  • July 26, 1998: A high intensity explosive in a bus parked at Kashmiri Gate, Interstate Bus Terminal, kills two persons and injures three others.

  • January 9, 1998: A bomb exploded in the midst of a lunch-time crowd just 100 yards from the New Delhi police chief's office injuring more than 40 people.

  • December 30, 1997: Four commuters are killed and about 30 others injured when a bomb explodes in a bus at Rampara Chowk near Punjabi Bagh.

  • November 30, 1997: Three persons were killed and 73 wounded in blasts outside places of worship in the Chandni Chowk area.

  • October 26, 1997: A woman was killed and 34 persons sustained injuries in two bomb explosions in Karol Bagh. The toll could have been higher but police detected and defused a third bomb.

  • October 18, 1997: One person was killed and 23 others wounded when two bombs exploded in the crowded Rani Bagh market in North West Delhi.

  • October 10, 1997: A child was killed and 18 persons injured in three consecutive blasts at Shanti Van near the Kingsway Camp crossing and Chhata Rail near the Red Fort.

  • October 1, 1997: Two explosions disrupted a religious procession in the Sadar Bazaar area injuring 30 persons. A few hours later, three blasts destroyed three carriages of the Frontier Mail train that had just left Delhi. Three passengers were killed and several others injured.

  • July 14, 1997: Eighteen persons were injured in an explosion in a bus near the Red Fort.

  • January 4, 1997: Bombs exploded in a Haryana Roadways bus on Sonepat Road and in a taxi a few kilometers away in quick succession. One passenger was killed and 11 others injured.

Source: Compiled from English language media sources.





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