A suspected Islamic State operative, identified as Yusuf, has been arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell in a late-night operation on Friday.
The Special Cell officials have been interrogating the IS operative since Saturday morning about his presence and plans in Delhi.
The accused was arrested with two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) from the Ridge Road between Dhaula Kuan and Karol Bagh.
There was also an exchange of fire between the police and the arrested IS operative.
A pistol was also recovered from him, informed Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Pramod Singh Kushwaha.
Meanwhile, the National Security Guard (NSG) and the bomb disposal squad along with the dog squad reached the spot following standard protocol and defused the IEDs.
The police team is verifying Yusuf’s claims and sources have informed that he has been misleading investigators by giving conflicting information about his place of origin.
The source of the IEDs is also being investigated.