In a joint operation, a team of Special Cell, New Delhi Range (NDR) and Special Cell, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi together with Assam Police has busted an ISIS inspired module by apprehending three terrorists namely Ranjeet Islam alias Ranjeet Ali, 24, of Nayapara, Krishanai, Goalpara, Assam; Mukadir Islam, 22, village Sardabara, of Goalpara, Assam; and, Luit Zameel Zaman alias Ali, 24, of village Sardabara, Goalpara, Assam.
The accused persons were carrying a complete IED to detonate the same at Raas-Mela, a local fair in Dudhnoi of district Goalpara in Assam. The timely intervention saved many lives as Raasmela has heavy footfall. Team of Inspector Sunil Kumar Rajain was present at the spot for identification of terrorists and they along with police party acted swiftly and apprehended the active terrorists of ISIS inspired module from the spot before they could place the IED at Raasmela.
A case was registered at PS Goalpara Sadar, Assam under section 120B IPC, 121, 121(A), 122/ 153 (A) IPC, Section 4, 15 Explosives Act, 25 Arms & 16, 18 ULA(P) Act in this regard.
The terrorists were inspired by Bangladesh module of ISIS and were carrying baton sword and button actuated knife to carry out lone-wolf attacks as well. The swiftness of Police team in identification of terrorists averted an IED blast at Raasmela, Dudhnoi and it also resulted in the arrest of the trio. After interrogating them, the police obtained valuable leads and raids were conducted at two hideouts of this module and lots of IED materials were recovered.
The Delhi Police team had arrived in Assam on Nov 23. The information was further developed on ground. Thereafter, on Nov 24, the information was further developed and was shared with Assam Police. Immediately, on the specific input of Special Cell, a trap was laid near Madhuban Lodge, Assam by a joint team of Special Cell and Assam Police of Goalpara Police Station. The joint team acted swiftly and apprehended three terrorists inspired by ISIS from the spot before they could detonate the IED at Raas-Mela Dudhnoi.
During initial interrogation of the accused persons, they informed that the recovered IED is complete in all respect and they had planned to connect the battery just before planting the IED at Raas Mela-Dudhnoi, Assam. They further disclosed that they had plans to conduct similar IED blasts in Delhi as well and the intended Assam Blasts were a test run. They had also gathered IED components for Delhi blasts and the explosive material which they revealed had been stored at Ranjit Islam’s and Luit Zameel Zaman’s house at Krishnai.
Apprehending that the dangerous explosive material/components could be moved to somewhere else by their associates at Krishnai, the team moved immediately rushed towards Krishnai to affect further recoveries. About 1 Kg explosives and IED components were thus further recovered.
- A Complete IED; similar to the one used in Ujjain train blast on 10th July’18 by ISIS Terrorists
- Two baton swords; to be used for executing Bangladesh ISIS type of attacks
- Four Mobile phones containing valuable information about ISIS
- About 1 kg explosive powder
- Complete IED components such as Pipes, Nails, Ball bearings etc.