November 18, 2020 09:31 PM

New Delhi (Face2New)

In the recent time, Govt ofIndia has taken some stern actions to curb the terrorist activities in countryand had taken an historical step to abolish article 370 of Constitution ofIndia. The Indian Armed Forces had started wash out operations against theterrorist organizations in the Valley and the country and various operationshad been conducted by the Indian Armed Forces in which the various terroristsincluding some Top Commanders of Terrorist organizations had been neutralisedby the Armed Forces.

This step of Govt of India andIndian Armed Forces had created havoc in the terrorist organizations andtherefore to show their existence various terrorist organizations are on arecruiting spree by radicalizing the youth by spreading false news andpropaganda against Indian security forces and Government of India.

Special Cell is mandated tokeep an eye on the terrorist activities in Delhi and NCR region and thereforein its ongoing efforts keeps vigil on the suspects and over ground sympathizersof various terror outfits including JeM, LeT, H.M etc. A specific input wasreceived by SWR/Special Cell, Delhi Police that a particular group of newly recruited Terrorist ofJaish-E-Mohammedwould be coming to Delhi for their onward journey to UP for imparting basictraining. Manual surveillances were mounted through various sources andinformation was further developed. Said input was developed through sources andphysical surveillance was mounted in which movements of these operatives wereclosely and discreetly monitored.


Pain staking efforts resulted inidentifying of Abdul Latif Mir and MohdAsrafKhatana to be coming to Nizamuddinarea, Delhi. A specific information was received by Inspector Man Singh on16.11.2020 that Abdul Latif Mir and Mohd Asraf Khatana would come near SaraiKale Khan and then go to Nizamuddin Area and would stay for a short period inDelhi for their onward journey to UP for the purpose of training.

Immediately a team led by Inspr. Man Singh consisting of SI’s SandeepYadav, Parveen, Punit, Ravi, ASI’s Shiv Mangal, Sunil, Jagbir, Sunder Pal, HC'sBalwan,Sandeep Yadav, Sandeep, Jitender, Jasbir, Virender, Deepak, Salimuddin, KishorSingh, Ct’sMukesh, Manjit, Manish, Anil, Pawan, Pardeep, Raj Hasan,Rohit, Sohan Pal, Surender, Ramjas, Ajit under the supervision of Sh. SanjayDutt, ACP/SWR, Special Cell, New Delhi was constituted and team was deployednear Sarai Kale Khan Terminal and Abdul Latif Mir R/o Village Doru, P.O Sopore,Distt- Baramulla, J&K (Age-22 years), andMohd.Ashraf Khatana R/o Village Hat Mulla, P.O Kupwara, Distt. Kupwara, J&K (Age-20years)were nabbed in the late hours of theintervening night of 16 & 17.11.2019. 02 semi-automatic pistols of .32 with10 live cartridges were recovered from them. Case under appropriate sections oflaw has been registered.


1. Two Androidmobile phones (1) Karbon (2) Redmi.

2. Aadhar Card.

3. Two CarryBags containing their clothes.

4. An Id-Card of MadarsaIslamia Arabia,DarulUloomSopore of Mohd. Ashraf Khatana.

5. A debit cardof J & K Bank.

6. ElectionCard of Abdul Latif Mir.

7. A debit Cardof J & K Gramin Bank.

8. An Id Card of MadarsaIslamia Arabia,DarulUloomSopore of Mohd. Ashraf Khatana.





Both terrorists follows “Deobandi” faction ofthe community and their role model is Molana Masood Azar, Leader ofJaish-e-Mohd. Abdul Latif Mir has a face-book account in the name of Mir Latifand has displayed the picture of Maulana Masood Azhar in his display Picture.He used to listen MaulanaMasoodAzhar on Social Media and wanted to join themfor the freedom of J&K and to spread Islam all over the world. He used tolisten the news of Brutality with the Muslim all over the world on newschannels and the lectures delivered in Deobandi by ArsadMadani, MaulanaMufti Faizul Wahid Sahab and in J&K by Mufti MuzafarHussain, Nazir AhmadSahaKashmi. From the lectures delivered by these the above, he found theinspiration for the Jihad and gradually, he developed a jihadi mentality andradicalized to the point that he is even ready to take extreme measures for theso called “’Freedom of Kashmir”.

He along with his associate Mohd. AshrafKhatanahad tried to cross over to POKfor training along with a few otherradicalized youth but could not succeed. About 4 months ago, he came in contactwith one Aftab Malik through Face-book Messenger, a resident of Lahore,Pakistan, who asked him about his whats-app Number and called him throughWhatts-App and asked him about the profile picture of MaulanaMasoodAzharon hisfacebook profile. He told that he worships the JeM leader and according tohimhe has done a lot for the freedom of Kashmir and is continuously fightingagainst the Indian security forces. He also deliversinspirational lectures forthe freedom of Kashmir. He requested Aftab to give him a chance to join theMaulanaMasoodAzhar and the Jihad. Aftab offered him to come in Pakistan to joinMaulanaMasoodAzhar. He told that he along with his friend Mohd. Ashraf tried toenter Pakistan through Kupwara Border but failed due to tight vigil at LOC bythe security forces.

Later, they came in contact with PAK basedJeM operatives through Aftab Malik, who could help them incrossing the border. They were directedto come to Delhi where they would meet one person(name withheld) who would helpthem for a short stay in UP for imparting basic training and arrange theircrossover to Pakistan. Accordingly they procured arms and ammunition from oneof their associates who was with them in their unsuccessful attempt to crossover to POK from Kupwara and came to Delhi where they were apprehended.


Profileof the accused persons:-


1.) Abdul Latif Mirwas born in 1998 in Village-Doru,Baramulla, J&K. His father is a court Munshi in Distt. Court of Sopore, Baramullah,J&K. He studied up to 5th Class in Govt. Middle School DoruThereafter, he left his studied and in Nov 2011 he went to DarulUlamBilalia,ShakMadarsa, Khermbar, Sri Nagar, J&K.


2.) Ashraf Khatanawasborn in the year 2000 in Village Hat Mulla, Kupwara, J&K. His fatheris retired from J&K LI. He studiedup to 7th from Ever Green Public School, Hat Mulla, Distt. Kupwara,JK. Thereafter, he left his studied andin 2012, he went to DarulUlamDaruShufaMadarsa, Sri Nagar, JK for furtherstudies In 2015, he took admission in Sopore inMadarsaJamiaIslamiaArbiaDarulUlamSopore for studying Arabic Grammer and now adays he is studying in that Madarsa. He came in contact with Abdul Latif Mir inJamiaIslamiaArbiaDarulUlam, Madarsasopore and due to the same ideology. He wasbrainwashed by local villagers about the atrocities conducted by securityforces on Kashmiri Muslims. He also learned from some other persons thatArmy/Police and other LEAs are doing the brutal acts with their relatives.


A lot of incriminatingmaterial in the form of Audio, video files and literature has been found intheir mobile phones. The same is being analyzed. Their contacts in Delhi arebeing identified and their associates in J&K are being ascertained. Theirprevious antecedents are being verified. Further investigation is inprogress




Deputy Commissionerof Police;

Special Cell, Delhi Police

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