Indian police arrest terrorist escaping from jail during Nepal quake

Updated: 2015-05-12 16:17


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NEW DELHI - Indian police have arrested a Muslim militant who broke away from a prison during the earthquake in Nepal, said local media Tuesday.

A top Indian Mujahideen (IM) operative who escaped from a Nepal prison after the April 25 earthquake was arrested at Bharaich in Uttar Pradesh, northern India, The Hindustan Times quoted Delhi Police as saying.

A team of Delhi Police's special cell caught 49-year-old Irfan Ahmad, who had allegedly executed several train blasts as a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant in the aftermath of the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition.

Irfan was in Sindhupalchok jail in northern Nepal, when the 7.9- magnitude quake reduced prison walls to rubble, allowing around 200 inmates to escape, said the report.

He was imprisoned in 2010 for faking papers to obtain Nepalese citizenship under a pseudonym.