Pune ISIS Case | High-Stakes Arrest: Delhi Police Apprehends Pune ISIS Case’s Most Wanted
Pune : NpNews24 Online – Pune News | In a significant development in the ongoing Pune ISIS case, the Delhi Police’s Special Cell has achieved a major breakthrough by arresting the elusive accused, Shahnawaz alias Shafi Uzzama, in Delhi. Shahnawaz, a trained engineer, had been declared as one of the most wanted individuals by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), with a reward of Rs 3 lakh placed on his name.( Pune News)
Shahnawaz’s journey from being a fugitive to capture is a remarkable tale in this high-profile case. Initially, he was apprehended by the Pune Police alongside two other individuals who were wanted in connection with an explosives-related case. Unfortunately, during their transit to Pune’s Kondhwa, Shahnawaz, along with the other two suspects, managed to escape from police custody, sending shockwaves through the law enforcement community. The severity of the situation became apparent when it was revealed that the trio had been plotting bomb blasts at various locations and had obtained materials for creating explosives.
These fugitives had also conducted test runs in remote forested areas and were believed to have been in close contact with handlers associated with the ISIS network. As the gravity of the case became more apparent, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over the investigation, subsequently declaring Shahnawaz a prime suspect in the case.
The Delhi Police’s Special Cell successfully tracked down Shahnawaz to his residence in Delhi, where he had been living in hiding since his escape from Pune. During the operation, several other individuals were also detained by the police, marking a significant stride in the investigation.
The arrest of Shahnawaz is not only a testament to the relentless efforts of the law enforcement agencies but also serves as a warning to those who seek to undermine the security and peace of the nation. The joint operation between the Pune Police and the Delhi Police’s Special Cell underscores the importance of cooperation among different agencies in the fight against terrorism.
As the investigation continues, more details about the case are expected to emerge, shedding light on the extent of the threat posed by the accused and his associates. This arrest represents a significant step forward in the pursuit of justice and the protection of innocent lives from potential acts of terror.