New Delhi, Sept 21 : The Delhi Police claimed to have arrested three more suspected militants allegedly involved in last Saturday's Delhi serial blasts.
In a joint operation by the Special Cell and South District police, the three Indian Mujhaideen (IM) terror suspects identified as Zia-ur-Rehmaan, Shakeel and Shakir, were taken into custody from South Delhi's Jamia Nagar this morning, police said.
The arrests took place in the same locality where on Friday the Delhi Police's Special Cell had gunned down two Indian Mujhaideen terrorists and nabbed one in a fierce encounter.
Out of the 14 people suspected to have been involved in the Delhi blasts that claimed 24 lives, five, including the three who were picked up today, have been arrested so far and two were killed in an encounter on Friday.
The Delhi Police had yesterday claimed that Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was the "vital link" of banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and Indian Mujahideen which were behind the serial blasts in various parts of the country and terror mastermind Atif may have been influenced by Al-Qaida.
Joint Commissioner (Special Cell) Karnal Singh told media persons: "Atif alias Bashar, who was killed in Friday's encounter in South Delhi, was the main man from Indian Mujahideen and seems to have been inspired by global terror organisation Al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden."
He also said that with the arrest of Mohammad Saif from Jamia Nagar during Friday's shootout and Zeeshan from Jhandewalan of Central Delhi, the serial blasts case in Uttar Pradesh courts last year had been cracked.