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Delhi: Terror suspects arrest leads to chopped body; hand grenades, pistols recovered

Links with Lashkar-e-Taiba suspected: Report

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Besides a dismembered body, Delhi Police on Saturday recovered two hand grenades from the rented house of those arrested with suspected terror links. According to sources, even traces of blood were also found at the rented accommodation. Reportedly the accused befriended the victim, killed him and chopped the body.

The accused recorded a 37-second video of the murder and sent it to a man named Sohail who is allegedly associated with Lashkar-e-Taiba in Pakistan, NDTV reported. 

Reportedly the body belongs to a 21-year-old, who was also a drug addict. However, according to officials, the investigation is underway. 

The two accused, Jagjit Singh alias Jagga and Naushad, were arrested by the police on Thursday over their suspected links with terror organisations and involvement in heinous crimes.

The body was found in the Bhalswa Dairy area, Delhi, where the accused was staying for rent. With the traces of blood found in the house, it is suspected that murder took place there itself and later body parts were disposed off by chopping into pieces. 

The Forensic Science Laboratory team had already visited the place and carried out an investigation. 

According to reports, during the investigation of the case registered with respect to the arrest of Jagjit Singh and Naushad, the Special Cell team recovered dismembered body parts and clothes from the wetland of Balaswa Dairy here, PTI reported. 

A case under relevant sections is being lodged in this regard, Delhi Police spokesperson Suman Nalwa said.

Meanwhile, while speaking to the media neighbours said that the accused had shifted around Diwali last year. 

The Delhi Police spokesperson said the accused were produced in a court on Friday and sent to 14-day police custody, PTI reported.

"During the investigation, in pursuance of their disclosure, both the accused led the police team to their rented accommodation at Shradhanand Colony in Bhalaswa Dairy area from where two hand grenades were recovered," Nalwa was quoted by PTI.

The arrest was made ahead of the Republic Day celebration in the national capital. Three pistols and 22 live cartridges were recovered from the possession of the accused, police had said.

Jagjit Singh is suspected to have links with a Canada-based Khalistani terrorist, they had said, adding that Naushad had been associated with terror outfit Harkat ul-Ansar.

According to reports, Jagjit Singh is a member of the notorious 'Bambiha' gang and has been getting instructions from anti-national elements based abroad. He is a parole jumper in a case of murder in Uttarakhand, police had said. 

--With PTI inputs

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