New Delhi, Sep 20: In a major development on Saturday, Sep 20, Delhi police has revealed that, terrorist Mohammad Saif arrested from the Delhi encounter of Jamia Nagar of Friday, Sep 19 confessed his role in the Delhi serial blasts of Saturday, Sep 13. He also revealed in the interrogation that the terrorist, Atif alias Bashir killed in Friday, Sep 19 Delhi encounter of Jamia Nagar was the head of Indian Mujahideen and the mastermind behind Delhi blasts. He also stated that Abdul Subhan Qureshi alias Tauqir was not the mastermind behind the Delhi blasts.
Atif was also the mastermind of the recent blasts in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Uttar Pradesh, Saif added.
Two Indian Mujhaideen terrorists Atif and Faqruddin alias Sajid were gunned down in an encounter with the Delhi Police on Friday, Sep 19 morning at Jamia Nagar"s Bathla House near Khaleela Mosque.
Out of the two terrorists who tried to flee from the L-18 Bathla house on Friday, Sep 19, the Delhi Police has managed to arrest one of them, Zeeshan. He has confessed to his role in the blasts. He was taken into custody while giving an interview to a news channel in Central Delhi"s Jhandewalan area.
Both Saif and Zeeshan have also confessed to planting bombs in Delhi, along with eight others. Saif revealed that he while he had planted the bomb outside Regal Cinema and in Central Park, Sajid and Zeeshan placed the bombs at Barakhamba Road. The bombs at GK-I M-Block market were planted by Atif.
Officials said that Saif will be produced in a Delhi court on Saturday, Sep 20. The Police has also launched a massive manhunt for six more suspects, including one of the terrorists who fled the encounter site yesterday.
Sources revealed that several more suspects linked to the recent blasts have been arrested. While three suspects were arrested in Uttar Pradesh"s Bijnore, one was nabbed in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. The suspect arrested in Jabalpur, Mohammad Ali, is believed to be a SIMI financier.
Indian Mujahideen is suspected to be a frontal organisation of the Students" Islamic Movement of India, or SIMI. At least 24 people were killed and around 100 injured in five blasts that rocked Delhi on September 13 in busy market areas.