"The 'Indian Mujahideen' militants were planning to strike terror by exploding bombs in Nehru Place, a locality which houses several multi-storeyed buildings, and other parts of the capital, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) H G S Dhaliwal said. Zia-ur-Rehman, Shakir Nishar and Mohammad Shakeel were arrested early on Sunday, Sep 21 morning from Jamia Nagar, the locality where two terrorists, including the 'main man' Atif were killed in a gun battle with police on Friday, Sep 19.
Abdul Rehman, the caretaker of the Batla house is also arrested. It is in the Batla House where the terrorists were residing. Rehman was arrested on charges of cheating and forgery. Rehman, the father of the arrested Zia allegedly forged the signature of the owner of the house. The encounter had taken place in that house.
During the interrogation of Mohd Saif and Zeeshan who were arrested on Friday, police claimed that they told investigators that Shakeel had planted the bomb in Gaffar market in Karol Bagh.
Dhaliwal said Zia and Shakeel planted bombs in the Maninagar area in the heart of Ahmedabad during the July 26 serial blasts.
On Saturday, Sep 20 Delhi cops claimed that they have uncovered the conspiracy behind the attacks in the capital and in Jaipur and Ahmedabad saying they were carried out by terrorists of Indian Mujahideen and SIMI in league with Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba.