On the run since 2008, Ariz Khan alias Junaid, a key member of the terror group Indian Mujahideen, fell in love with a woman in Nepal as he lived a life in hiding and giving a slip to Indian intelligence agencies.
Khan managed to escape during that time, reports said. He was also allegedly involved in five bomb blast cases including the ones in Jaipur, Ahmedabad, and Delhi.
During the encounter, cops shot down two Indian Mujahideen terrorists but also lost one of its men, Insp. Khan was arrested from near the India-Nepal border when he came to meet an old contact.
Calling the arrest a "big success", Pramod Singh Kushwaha, DCP, Special Cell Delhi Police confirmed, "Khan was involved in many bombing incidents including 2008 Delhi serial blasts, 165 people died in incidents he was involved in".
He is also suspected to have been involved in the Batla House encounter that took place in September 2008.
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He also openly said he did not want to be buried next to his wife upon his death unless she changed his title to king consort. The tabloids were outraged, but fans saw it as the kind of erratic behaviour they had come to love him for.
A team of Special Cell including inspectors Chandrika Prasad, Amul Tyagi, Ravinder Joshi and Satish Rana, moved to the area near Banbasa Indo-Nepal border and laid a trap. This is the story of Batla House encounter, which has remained mired in controversy since then.
Kushwah said, "After fleeing from the Batla House encounter, he called his wife in Azamgarh and said, "Chota locha hua hai".
In November 2007, three Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists were thrashed at the Lucknow sessions courts. During the past few months, inputs were received through different sources that absconded terrorists of IM/SIMI have set up their base in Nepal and are frequently visiting India to indoctrinate unemployed youth among their community to fill the void left after the arrest of top leaders of Indian Mujahideen/SIMI.
In September 2014, he went to Saudi Arabia where he met many IM and SIMI sympathisers.