Police should explain how Ariz Khan escaped from Batla House: Salman Khurshid on IM terrorist’s arrest
Senior Congress leader and former Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday said that police should explain how the arrested Indian Mujahideen terrorist Ariz Khan escaped from the site of Batla House encounter in the first place, way back in 2008.
Ariz Khan alias Junaid who was linked to serial blasts in UP, Gujarat and Delhi and had escaped during the Batla House encounter, was arrested from the Indo-Nepal Border.
A team of the Delhi Police’s Special Cell arrested Ariz Khan (32) from Banwasa on Indo-Nepal border.
“He should have been arrested from the site of the encounter itself, police should explain why he was not arrested then. How he was allowed to escape, now he has been arrested, they should explain how he escaped,” said Salman Khurshid.
Meanwhile, Batla House resident told ANI that the encounter in 2008 was suspicious. “Don’t believe he was involved. We are not saying that if someone has committed a crime then no action should be taken but we don’t want anyone to be wrongly implicated.”
Khan was present at Batla House, along with four others, and had managed to give police the slip during the encounter on September 19, 2008 in Delhi’s Jamia Nagar, in which two Indian …read more