The two youths picked up from Jamia Nagar on Sunday on the suspicion that they had links with IM operatives arrested from Rajasthan were cleared after questioning and will be released soon, Delhi police said.
"We had picked them for questioning during which nothing suspicious was found. The questioning is almost done and we will soon release them," Special Commissioner (Special Cell) S N Shrivastava said.
The two youths picked up from Jamia Nagar on Sunday
The detention of the two youths by the Special Cell of Delhi Police had sparked off protests in the area as locals and some activists staged a demonstration outside Jamia Nagar police station terming the detention as "illegal".
The two youths, one of whom is a final year student of mechanical engineering from a college in Jaipur, were picked up from a house in Abul Fazal Enclave in Jamia Nagar around 7 am.
Their detention came following the arrest of top Indian Mujahideen terrorist Zia Ur Rehman alias Waqas, a Pakistani national wanted in connection with several bombings, and his three associates from Rajasthan.
Police picked the two youths from the ground floor of the house which was rented by a friend of the engineering student who is currently out of town.
According to police sources, the final-year engineering student, who is a resident of Dhanbad in Jharkhand, had arrived in the national capital on Saturday and was to leave for Saudi Arabia this morning to perform Umrah in Mecca.
(With PTI inputs)