Explosives have also been recovered, according to a senior police official.
According to reports, Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Arvind Deep said, “We have detained 12 people from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh for subscribing JeM ideology. They were detained late Tuesday night. One IED has been recovered from them.”
The official said that some of them are permanent residents of Delhi while the others are from Uttar Pradesh and all of them are under the age of 30.
According to reports, a team of anti-terror unit detained two youngsters who were allegedly making IEDs at east Delhi’s Gokulpuri area.
They were interrogated and the names of the others emerged. One by one the others were taken in by the police in the wee hours of May 4.
Reports have said that the special cell has registered FIRs against the 12 under the Unlawful Activities and Prevention Act, UAPA and the Explosives Act.
All twelve are allegedly part of the sleeper unit of a terror group that was planning an attack in the Indian capital of Delhi.
The special cell and the Intelligence Bureau are conducting more raids and more arrests are likely to take place in the next 24 hours.