In a big catch, four SIMI terrorists, Odisha police have arrested after a tip off from Telangana Counter Intelligence Cell. The fugitives, identified as Shaikh Mehboob alias Guddu alias Maliq, Amjad alias Daud, Mohammed Aslam alias Bilal, Zakir Hussain alias Sadiq have been at large for quite some time
The four terrorists were absconding from Khandwa Jail, in Madhya Pradesh and were nabbed from a hideout in Rourkela.
Four weapons and ammunition has been recovered from their possession.
According to police, they were on a run since Khandwa rail-break. States like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Telangana, MP and UP had announced awards.
NIA was also searching them in connection with Bijnor blast case and had announced a reward of Rs 10Lakh for them.
Earlier too Telangana police has gunned down two ISIS terrorists in 2015 near Nalgonda in an encounter.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated Telangana police for the arrests.