New Delhi: The Delhi Police have arrested a 32-year-old Al-Qaeda operative from Haryana's Mewat district, in an ongoing operation against the terror outfit in the country.
Abdul Sami, a member of Al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent or AQIS, was arrested by Delhi Police's Special Cell on Monday and has been remanded him in police custody till February 1.
Sami, who is a native of Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, was allegedly mentored by Abdul Rahman, a madrassa cleric who was arrested from Cuttack in Odisha, in December last year.
According to reports, Sami left for Dubai in January 2014, where he stayed for a month before moving to Karachi. From there, he went to Mansehra, in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, where he received training in handling AK 47 and light machine guns.
Sami's movements were being coordinated by a Pakistan based handler, identified as Yusuf.
The four other people nabbed in the ongoing investigation include, Mohammed Asif, who from Seelampur in northeast Delhi; Rahman and alleged financier of the module; Zafar Masood, arrested from mohalla Deepa Sarai in UP's Sambhal district and Maulana Anzar Shah, a cleric based in Bangalore.
They all have been booked under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. News24 Bureau