The Special Cell of Delhi Police held Akhtar, who is the right hand man of arrested IM mastermind Yasin Bhatkal, in the national capital. Special Commissioner of the Special Cell SN Shrivastava confirmed his arrest but refused to divulge more details.
    
The arrest of Akhtar came days after Delhi Police nabbed another top IM operative Zia Ur Rehman alias Waqas from Ajmer in Rajasthan along with three of his associates.
    
Akhtar was heading the Indian Mujahideen after the arrest of Yasin Bhatkal, co-founder of the terror outfit.
    
With the arrest of Tehseen, almost the entire top leadership of Indian Mujahideen has been nabbed by the police.
    
Akhtar alias Monu is said to be part of IM’s infamous Darbhanga module. He is believed to have taken over the operation command of the outfit in India after Ahmed Siddibappa alias Yasin Bhatkal’s arrest in August. Akhtar is also considered the brain behind the Bodh Gaya serial blasts that rocked the holy city on July 7 last year.

The National Investigating Agency (NIA) has been probing the eight blasts that went off during Modi’s rally in Patna on October 27 last year. Eight persons were killed and hundreds injured in the blasts at the Gandhi Maidan.

Indian Mujahideen’s co-founder Ahmad Siddhibappa Zarar alias Yasin Bhatkal, Tehseen Akhtar alias Monu, Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi and Zia Ur Rehman alias Waqas were the brains behind almost every IM attack on Indian soil.

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