Member of Harkat-ul-Mujahideen arrested

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New Delhi, Sep 17 (UNI) A wanted member of terrorist outfit Harkat-ul-Mujahideen has been arrested by the Delhi police from the Anand Vihar area of East Delhi.

Azad Hilal, wanted by the police for the last six years in connection with a case under the explosive Substances Act and accused of harbouring Pakistani HuM militants -- Maksood Ahmed and Syed Mohammad -- in 2001, was arrested on the evening of September 14 from Anand Vihar bus terminus, police today said.

While the police had arrested the two Pakistani militants - Maqsood Ahmed and Syed Mahmood from near New Friends colony on September 12, 2001, Asad was on the run.

During interrogation, the Pakistani militants revealed to the police that Hilal provided them shelter during their stay in Taimoor Nagar in South Delhi.

Eight kg RDX, a hand grenade and two detonators were seized from their possession and the duo were convicted by a trial court on March 10 last year.

Police said Azad Hilal was produced in the court on Saturday and taken in two day police custody. He is also being interrogated to ascertain further planning by the terrorist outfit.


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