Mohd Mustakim Khan
Place of Birth: Uttar Pradesh, India;
Mohd Mustakim Khan (alias Abu Yusuf Khan) is the terror suspect who used to train the youth near his village in Uttar Pradesh and is arrested by the Delhi Police.
Khan used to visit a local mosque in Siddharthnagar district where he would lure the youth towards his cause. He wanted to establish the rule of terror outfit Islamic State in India, officials told Hindustan.
He was busy in these activities for- the past two years, Hindustan further quoted officials as saying.
Khan wanted to carry out a suicide attack, the officials said. When he got no help, Khan started building the suicide vest by himself, they added.
He was allegedly riding a motorcycle from Dhaula Kuan towards Karol Bagh on Friday night, when he was arrested from the Ridge area in New Delhi on August 21.
Police authorities said two “pressure cooker-based improvised explosive devices (IEDs)” were seized from him. The IEDs were loaded with around 12 kg of explosives. A pistol and a few bullets were also recovered from Khan.
Khan was acting at the behest of his Islamic State handlers, who are based abroad, to carry out “lone wolf attacks” at places with a high footfall in the national capital.
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