The Delhi Police’s Special Cell today arrested Subhan Haq, an al-Qaeda operative, in the national capital.
Haq has been working for the terrorist group for four years now.
Initial reports did not reveal the nature of his involvement in al-Qaeda, or say whether he was an Indian national.
Counterterrorism experts recently told American legislators that al-Qaeda was becoming more active in the Indian subcontinent- specifically, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
The terrorist group said in June that it would target Indian Hindu “separatist” organisations involved in the destruction of mosques and Muslims’ property and the killing or forced conversion of Muslims.
It also pledged to target the “leadership” of India’s military, police and “secret agencies,” and specifically, “those officers of the Indian military who have the blood of our Kashmiri brothers on their hands.”
Al-Qaeda said the Indian state was its “top priority, after American and Israeli targets,” but added that it’s objective wasn’t to attack “common” Hindus, Buddhists or people of other faiths.
It recently appointed former Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Musa as its Kashmir chief.
Credit: India Today